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FLOODS IN SPAIN AND FRANCE

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DISASTER AT MALAGA.

12,000 HOMELESS PEOPLE.

OVER 100 LIVES LOST«

DEVASTATION IN SOUTHERN

FRANCE.

MANY FATALITIES FEARED.

I a . LONDOX, Sunday.

A terrible flood has occurred at Malaga,

a Spanish seaport on the Mediterranean, sixty-five miles north-east of Gibraltar.

Twelve thousand people are homeless. Twelve v¡llag¿s were destroyed, and 108 people perished.

LONDON", Monday.

Further particulars of the floods at Malaga state that damage has been occa- sioned to the estimated amount of £080,000.

Torrential rains have fallen in the. south of France, with the result that the livers have been swollen and terrible floods caused in the departments of Hér- ault, Gard, Bouches du Rhone, Vaucluse, and Var. Traffic is entirely suspended in parts of tile country in. consequence of the floods, and greatly interrupted else- where. The river Rhone is still rising fast. Many people are imprisoned by the flood waiters in their houses in the towns of Beziers and Agde, and are suffering from'lack of food. The salvage corps have rescued numbers of people by means of boats and pontoons, but it is" feared that many -lives have been lost. , .

It is computed that 110,000,000 gallons of wine have been lost in the Department of Hérault alone. Two thousand grape pickers from Agde are now homeless on 1 the plain of Florence. Tlie floods carne

down so suddenly that large numbers of the vintagers had barely time to escape.

President Fallieres and three memlv-rs of the French Ministry are hastening to tlie South of France in consequence of

the disaster.

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