Spain engulfed in deadly wildfires: 3 killed and 24 injured

Spain engulfed in deadly wildfires: 3 killed and 24 injured

Lleida : Spain | Jul 23, 2012 at 5:14 AM PDT
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Tourists in north east Spain evacuated to avoid fires

Terrifying wildfires which has spread in north-eastern Spain, has cost the lives of as many as 3 people and leaving 24 injured. Among injured 8 of them are in critical state.

The horrific tragedy has suspended all train services in Alto Ampurdan and blocked several cross-border roads linking Barcelona with France.

A man had a heart attack and died while trying to put out the flames engulfing his home and a father and daughter died when they tried to escape.

More than eighty crews attended the fires in ller near La Junquera, close to the Spanish-French border. They struggled to keep them under control

More than 140,000 people have been ordered to remain in their homes. Motorists are also being warned to take care on the roads. State broadcaster TVE said efforts were being made to reach the occupants of cars forced to stop on the highway to avoid driving into sections swept by flames.The aircraft sent to help extinguish the flames are being hampered by high winds but will continue in their efforts to try and put out the flames. 'The situation on the roads of the area is very complicated,' the fire service said.
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Spain engulfed in deadly wildfires: 3 killed and 24 injured
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