Flash floods: woman dies in Canary Islands
George Mills · 20 Oct 2014, 10:59
Published: 20 Oct 2014 10:59 GMT+02:00
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The torrential rainfall that hit Spain's Tenerife Island has left a 56-year-old woman dead.
The woman died after flash flooding in the city's Avenida de Venezuela knocked both her and her husband off their feet.
They found themselves trapped under a parked car when the woman suffered a heart attack, regional daily Canarias 7 reported.
Health workers were unable to revive her when they arrived on the scene.
Elsewhere across the island, the autumn storms saw businesses and garages flooded while landslides caused road closures.
Barranco de Tahodio en Sta Cruz de Tenerife antes y después de la tormenta que ha dejado más de 100 l/m² en una hora. pic.twitter.com/d6IaKTkTCj— Rubén del Campo (@Rub_dc) October 19, 2014
A local in El Cardonal said "vehicles were going down the street WITHOUT drivers"
Periods of light rain were forecast for Tenerife on Monday with these expected to clear through the afternoon.