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Tuesday, 24 October, 2000, 18:12 GMT 19:12 UK
In pictures: Spanish floods
Storms and torrential rain in eastern Spain have sparked widespread flooding which has left at least five people dead and several others missing. Rivers along the coast burst their banks, sweeping everything before them.

Searching for possible victims in Cartagena
Vehicles were literally carried away in the deluge

A car is pushed out of the mud in Cartagena
Roads across the region are impassable

The remains of a bridge in Masdenverge
A bridge destroyed by the floodwaters

Cartagena residents cross a street filled with mud
Residents face a long clean-up when storms abate

A submerged car in a petrol station in Valencia. The sign reads water
A petrol station sign foretold water, but not this much
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24 Oct 00 | Europe
Floods kill five in Spain
20 Oct 00 | Europe
Italy counts cost of flood
12 Oct 00 | UK
Floods cause chaos
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