NOTE! This site uses cookies

By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more detalis, see Read more

Accept

What are you looking for?

Three killed in Catalonia wildfires

All inhabitants in Alt Empordà, North-East Catalonia, are told to stay at home as forest fire rages out of control. A man and his daughter were killed in Portbou after jumping off a cliff to escape the flames. A third person died of a heart attack. Main roads and train lines in the area, including connections to southern France, have been cut off. Strong winds of up to 90 km/h have fanned the blaze, which started in the town of La Jonquera, near the border with France. There are already 13.000 hectares affected.

SHARE

23 July 2012 03:01 AM

by

ACN

La Jonquera (ACN).- All inhabitants in Alt Empordà, North-East Catalonia, are told to stay at home as forest fire rages out of control. A man and his daughter were killed in Portbou after jumping off a cliff to escape the flames. A third person died of a heart attack. Main roads and train lines in the area, including connections to southern France, have been cut off. Strong winds of up to 90 km/h have fanned the blaze, which started in the town of La Jonquera, near the border with France. There are already 13.000 hectares affected.


There are two fires in the Alt Empordà region. The first and the larger of the two started in La Jonquera. The fire is travelling at 6 km/h and is out of control, still spreading towards the south, carried by the strong wind. A second fire near Portbou, on the coast, is under control.

SHARE

  • The wildfire in La Jonquera (by ACN)

  • The fire near the highway in La Jonquera (by ACN)

  • The wildfire in La Jonquera (by ACN)
  • The fire near the highway in La Jonquera (by ACN)