The number of victims of the storm “Philomena”, which hit Spain, increased to four. This was reported on January 9 by the police in the province of Zaragoza.
It is reported that the fourth victim was a homeless man who died of hypothermia.
As the Minister of Defense of Spain Margarita Robles said, in a number of regions of the country, including Madrid and Toledo, the military was involved in eliminating the consequences of the disaster.
“This is an absolutely unprecedented situation. We knew that Philomena would act tough, but this is much tougher than forecasts, ”she said on the air of RTVE radio station.
Earlier it was reported about three deaths.
Heavy snowfall hit the north and center of Spain. The temperature dropped due to storm Philomena. As a result, about 10 cm of precipitation fell in Madrid. In the mountains of Andalusia, the snow level has reached 50 cm.
Weather conditions led to traffic difficulties on the roads: overlapping was recorded on 200 sections of the highway. Real Madrid Football Club was unable to fly to the match against Osasuna in the Spanish Championship due to weather. It is clarified that due to snowfall, ice has formed on the runway.