One killed, many boats damaged in storms on Spanish island of Majorca

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A boat being sunk by the storm
Image: Anonymous101.

One person has been killed and dozens of boats have been severely damaged or sunk by storms on the Spanish island of Majorca.

The damage to one boat
Image: Anonymous101.

The storms hit the island frequently last week, and the weather finally calmed on Sunday.

In San Telmo, a 62-year-old man died when he tried to save his sinking yacht. Winds of up to 60 mph were reported with gusts reaching 75 mph.

Boats could be seen sinking into the water for several days after the storm, with people unable to rescue them due to the conditions.

Local residents stated that they were the worst to hit the island, which has a large number of ports, in ten years, with the clean up effort continuing into this week.


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