Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (right) and Mayor of Peniscola Andres Martinez (left) discover the extent of damage and damage caused by Storm Gloria in the village of Peniscola, Castellon, eastern Spain January 25, 2020. - Domenech Castello / EFE / SIPA
Local authorities confirmed on Monday the death of a thirteenth person following the Gloria storm which struck eastern Spain last week, with three others missing.
"The family confirmed (Monday) the identity of a 41-year-old Colombian who disappeared on Tuesday and whose body was found on Saturday" off the island of Ibiza, the AFP prefecture told AFP. Balearic archipelago. The previous assessment of the rains and strong winds caused by the Gloria storm was of twelve dead and four missing, according to the head of the Spanish government Pedro Sanchez.
Three people wanted in the Balearic Islands
The thirteenth dead "was one of the three missing in the Balearic Islands", badly affected, said the prefecture of this archipelago. In addition, "a 25 year old Briton" and "a 34 year old Spaniard" are still wanted in the Balearic Islands, according to the local Civil Guard at AFP.
Last week, "the sea advanced three kilometers inland in the Ebro Delta", a protected natural park in Catalonia, said Pedro Sanchez. "In some places, more rain fell in one day than we expect for the whole year."
Seventh storm of the season
The city hall of Barcelona has assessed the damage at "12.5 million euros" in the second city of Spain. For the region of Valencia (south-east) alone, the union of young farmers Asaja estimated losses of the agricultural sector at “62.6 million euros”.
"It is the seventh great storm that we have known since the start of the storm season" in November and they are "more and more devastating", recalled Pedro Sanchez to emphasize that Spain is particularly exposed to climate change.
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