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3,500 People Rescued from Flooding in Spain

Six people have died after severe flooding in southeastern Spain.

3,500 people needed to be rescued from floodwaters.

Some towns experienced their heaviest rainfall ever.

Airports were closed in Almeria and Murcia.

The town of Orihuela recorded 119.3 mm of rain as of Friday morning.

All bridges were closed in the city of Murcia. Muddy water rushed through the streets flooding some homes.

The military deployed 1,000 personnel to assist police, firefighters, and rescue crews.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is expected to visit the area.


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