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World Four die as storm sweeps across Spain

09:16  21 january  2020
09:16  21 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Four people have died in strong winds, heavy snowfall and low temperatures as Storm Gloria swept across Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said. A man walks beside a sea wave during the storm "Gloria" on Barceloneta beach, in Barcelona, Spain January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce.

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Four people have died in strong winds, heavy snowfall and low temperatures as Storm Gloria swept across Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said. With more than 30 provinces on bad weather alert, Valencia on the Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands were

BARCELONA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Four people have died in strong winds, heavy snowfall and low temperatures as Storm Gloria swept across Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.

With more than 30 provinces on bad weather alert, Valencia on the Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands were bearing the brunt of the storm on Monday.

Port authorities estimated waves of 8.44 metres in Valencia on Monday, which they said was a record, while a Reuters witness said waves had been growing throughout the day, crashing on to Barcelona's famous Barceloneta beach.

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Storm Gloria swept across Spain Sunday and Monday, claiming the lives of at least four people. BARCELONA (Reuters) - Four people have died in strong winds, heavy snowfall and low temperatures as Storm Gloria swept across Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.

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A 63-year-old man died at home in the central province of Avila after being hit by roof tiles lifted by a gust of wind, said David Segovia, mayor of the town of Pedro Bernardo.

Unusually cold weather was blamed for the death of a 54-year-old homeless woman in Gandia, near Valencia, a municipal official told Reuters.

Winds whip the palm trees as Storm Gloria batters the coastline in Javea, Spain January 20, 2020 in this still image taken from social media video. @sofiamoralm/Sofia Moral via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. © Sofia Moral via REUTERS Winds whip the palm trees as Storm Gloria batters the coastline in Javea, Spain January 20, 2020 in this still image taken from social media video. @sofiamoralm/Sofia Moral via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.

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And Spanish media quoted the mayor of the Valencian town of Moixent as saying a fourth man had died after being found outside his home showing signs of hypothermia on Monday morning.

Catalonia's regional government ordered a ban on all outdoor activities in the Girona, Barcelona and central Catalonia regions, a spokesman for its interior department said, adding those who did not comply with the ban could face a fine.

The storm also forced the closure of Alicante airport, leading to the cancellation of nearly 200 flights.

National weather agency Aemet reported winds of up to 115 km per hour (71 mph) and eight-metre (26-feet) waves in the province of Valencia. At least 120 councils there decided to suspend school and hundreds of kilometres of roads were cut off. (Reporting by Elena Rodriguez, Nacho Doce and Jessica Jones; Editing by Andrei Khalip, Andrew Cawthorne and Nick Macfie)

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