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Flash flooding kills 5 people in the Canary Islands

Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Image by Antonio Tajuelo / CC BY 2.0

Flash flooding has killed at least 5 people on the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera in the Canary Islands over the weekend. The islands were hit bytwo and a half hours of torrential rain, which caused rivers to burst their banks and widespread flooding. Read more: bbc.co.uk