Flooding claims lives in Spain after record rainfall – BBC News

Heavy rain has caused major flooding across Spain with Madrid, Toledo and Cádiz regions especially badly affected.

A number of people have lost their lives after become trapped in flood waters.

Residents in Madrid have been asked to stay at home due to “the exceptional and abnormal” rainfall, the city’s mayor said.

The record amounts of rainfall were due to a slow-moving storm.

The rains have caused mudslides on many roads and train services have been suspended in affected areas.

The extreme rain follows a scorching summer in Spain and much of southern Europe. Climate scientists are warning that extreme weather events are becoming far more common due to global warming.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Guy Hedgecoe in Madrid.

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