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Residents left stunned by flood damage in Alcanar, Catalonia

By AFP
26 September 2021   |   2:18 pm
Intense flooding has caused devastating damage to cars and houses in the town of Alcanar, on the Spanish Catalan coast. Authorities accelerated clean up efforts after intense rain washed away cars, filled homes with mud and knocked out power in the east of the country.

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