Three dead as torrential rains hit southern Spain

Torrential rain causes 3rd death in southeastern Spain

Third person dies, two airports closed as torrential rains hit southern Spain

A woman holds her dog as she walks along the beach after heavy rains in Los Alcazeres.

A third person has died in a second day of torrential rains in southern Spain where two airports, local train networks and dozens of roads are closed today.

Floods swept away cars and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people, including from submerged highways, in the regions of Valencia and Murcia.

Road tunnels in some areas were flooded nearly up to the tunnel lighting, and some vehicles were nearly fully submerged.

In this image made from video provided by Atlas, a police auto drives to an overturned vehicle in which two people were drowned by floodwater, in Caudete, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 12 2019.

The man who died in the Andalucian city of Almeria on Friday (September 13) had tried to cross a tunnel by vehicle, mayor Ramón Fernández Pacheco said.

"This man was holding onto a traffic sign. the officer and I jumped to take him out", one emergency worker told Reuters.

Spanish weather service AEMET has maintained its alert for the region, saying it is "at extreme risk" from torrential downpours.

Almeria and Murcia's airport were closed, Spanish airport operator Aena said, and tourists were also left stranded in Alicante airport.

Authorities still recommend that citizens remain at home and avoid using their cars.

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