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Spain: 10,000 animals DROWNED in harrowing farmland flash floods00:51

Spain: 10,000 animals DROWNED in harrowing farmland flash floods

Spain, Iberian Peninsula
March 6, 2015 at 05:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 10,000 animals were left dead in the Spanish regions of Aragon, Navarra and La Rioja on Friday after heavy flooding struck hundreds of farms, destroying a reported 45,000 hectares (45 km2) of farmland.

Scores of drowned animals could be seen at the agricultural sites, while livestock that has survived the floods milled around the corpses. Minister of Interior and Territorial Policy Antonio Suarez reported that the reason the clean-up operation was taking longer than expected was because water levels were still high.

The floods follow a week of heavy rain, resulting in water from the Pyrenees down to the Aragon region bursting the banks of the the River Ebro. At least 10 people died and thousands were evacuated from their homes.

*Courtesy of PACMA*

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Around 10,000 animals were left dead in the Spanish regions of Aragon, Navarra and La Rioja on Friday after heavy flooding struck hundreds of farms, destroying a reported 45,000 hectares (45 km2) of farmland.

Scores of drowned animals could be seen at the agricultural sites, while livestock that has survived the floods milled around the corpses. Minister of Interior and Territorial Policy Antonio Suarez reported that the reason the clean-up operation was taking longer than expected was because water levels were still high.

The floods follow a week of heavy rain, resulting in water from the Pyrenees down to the Aragon region bursting the banks of the the River Ebro. At least 10 people died and thousands were evacuated from their homes.

*Courtesy of PACMA*