Three dead as torrential rain and floods batter Spain

Almería and Murcia airports closed with many areas on high alert as downpours continue

Three people have died as heavy rain and flash-flooding continue to batter south-eastern Spain, swelling rivers, turning roads into torrents and forcing the shutdown of two regional airports.

Police in Almería said a middle-aged man died in the early hours of Friday after his car became trapped in a tunnel that flooded in minutes.

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