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Powerful Storms Kill 4, Disrupt Much Of Spain

Thu., Dec. 28, 1995

Heavy rain, snow and winds nearing 60 mph are responsible for at least four deaths in three days, authorities said Wednesday. Flooding has closed highways and slowed traffic across much of Spain.

The storms have toppled trees, cut electricity lines and flooded rivers in the central and northern parts of the country. Farmland and city streets alike are flooded. Heavy fog hampered port traffic along the coast.

Rains are expected to continue for another week.

A Christmas Day mudslide in Jaen was blamed for a train derailment that killed two engineers and injured eight other people.

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