HUELVA – A person has died in Huelva, Andalucia’s westernmost province, after the car he was driving overturned due to a landslide caused by Storm Bernard.
The tragic accident occurred on Sunday around 9.19 pm in the municipality of Trigueros. The incident was reported by the Provincial Fire Fighting and Rescue Consortium of the Province of Huelva. The vehicle ended up in a ditch and lay there half overturned. Part of the road had collapsed due to a landslide. Unfortunately, the driver was unable to free himself from the car.
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In addition to the deceased person in Trigueros, a man was taken by ambulance to the Juan Ramón Jiménez Hospital in Moguer. He had been injured when a tree fell on him on the road to Canorra.
More than 300 incidents
The storm had a major impact on the entire province of Huelva, where over 300 reports were registered and managed by 112. Several municipalities, including Isla Cristina, Ayamonte and Lepe, were severely affected by the storm. Incidents ranged from falling branches and trees to obstacles on roads and flooding of homes and garages.
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Storm Bernard caused traffic disruption and train delays
Traffic in the province was also disrupted by the bad weather, with downed trees affecting the A-497 bridge and the A-495 in Gibraleón. Renfe reported delays on train routes and advised travellers to seek alternative travel options.