People observe flood water at their doorstep at the village of Campillos, Spain, where heavy rain and floods have caused severe damage and the death of a firefighter according to Spanish authorities Sunday, Oct. 21 2018. Emergency services for the southern region of Andalusia say that the firefighter went missing when his truck overturned on a flooded road during heavy rains that fell through the night, and his body was found after a search Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)

Firefighter dies as flooding hits southern Spain

October 21, 2018 - 6:14 am

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a firefighter has died while emergency services are responding to flooding caused by heavy rain in southern Spain.

Emergency services for the southern region of Andalusia say the firefighter went missing when his truck overturned on a flooded road during heavy rain overnight. His body was found after a search Sunday morning.

Televised images show water flooding homes, streets and bridges in the southern province of Malaga.

Spain's weather service has issued a red alert — its highest warning — for the area.

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