THIS is the moment terrified flood victims are rescued after a deluge of torrential rain killed at least six people in south-eastern Spain.
Rescue helicopters plucked stranded locals from roofs while others were pulled to safety from flooded streets after flash floods hit areas across Valencia, Murcia and eastern Andalucia.
Heart-stopping footage also shows emergency crews driving through flooded streets in a desperate attempt to get to those trapped by rising water.
The rescue attempts come after a man was killed after his car became trapped in a tunnel that filled with torrents of water in a “matter of minutes” in Almeria.
Cops called to the scene were able to rescue two of the three people inside the vehicle – but the third man tragically died.
Other stranded drivers also had to be pulled from flooded road tunnels in Pilar de la Horadada, in the region of Alicante.
In another shocking road accident at least one person died after a torrent of mud and water engulfed a road in Granada.
The tunnel death came hours after a woman, 51, and her 61-year-old brother were found dead in an overturned car that flood waters had washed away in Caudete, south of Valencia.
And on Friday evening it was confirmed there had been another fatality when a 58-year-old man from the town of Redován died after being dragged through the water when he left his vehicle and tried to cross a street.
And another man’s body was found in a field near the city of Orihuela in Valencia. It is unclear how he died.
It comes as UK tourists hoping to visit the areas of Spain have been warned to be on alert.
They said: “Flash floods may occur and could cause disruption and delays to transport services.”
Widespread evacuations also saw about 1,500 people told to leave their homes on Friday, while another 2,000 residents of the town of Santomera in the region of Murcia were also told to get to higher ground.
It comes after a British family became trapped in the floods, having to be rescued by the army during their stay in Alicante.
Paul and Angie Spencer had been staying in Alicante with their four children – including two toddlers – when the nearby Brazel del Lugar river suddenly burst its banks.
“It was terrifying. Within half an hour our basement was completely flooded,” Paul, 35, from Doncaster, told the Sun Online.
“We knew we were in trouble when the waters rose higher than the kerbs.
“We had fun watching the thunder and lightning on Thursday night, but never in a million years did we think we think our holiday villa would be nearly swept away the next day.”
Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visited the command centre for emergency operations yesterday – saying the government would do everything possible to help rebuild the communities.
He said: “All those who have been affected need to know that the Spanish government will help so that at least they can repair many of the material damages caused by this extraordinary meteorological phenomenon.”
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Majorca’s Palma airport was briefly closed due to the storms, as well as Ibiza Airport and Almiera airport.
And Murcia’s international airport remains closed while Alicante airport faces massive delays.
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