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Flash floods kill six in Spain

At least six people have died in floods in southern Spain, and several hundred people have been evacuated from their homes.

Residents walk by a wrecked car carried away by flash floods after heavy rain in the town of Villanueva del Rosario, Malaga, southern Spain, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Homes were destroyed and at least one woman was killed. Rescue workers are searching to determine if there are more victims. (Foto:Sergio Torres/AP/dapd).

Spanien Überflutung

The Spanish regions of Andalusia and Murcia were hard hit on Friday by torrential rains and flash floods.

The water came after months of drought, flooding streets and homes, forcing highway closures and disrupting public transport.

Some 600 residents have reportedly been evacuated from their homes in Andalusia.

The state weather agency AEMET said up to 245 liters (65 gallons) of water per square meter (11 square feet) had fallen in the area on Friday morning alone.

tm/mr (AFP, Reuters)