Downpours led to chaos on the roads in Portugal on Thursday. There were floods and accidents. In one of them, in a town near Lisbon, two people died.
Due to heavy rainfall on Thursday morning, several roads in mainland Portugal were flooded.
Car in the ocean
In the morning, near the popular tourist resort of Cascais near Lisbon, there was a serious accident involving a car that skidded. The vehicle carrying four people fell from a nearby embankment into the ocean.
The police headquarters in Lisbon confirmed the death of two women in the car, which was underwater shortly after the accident. Two passengers managed to get out of the sinking car, they only suffered minor injuries.
The rescue operation, according to the police, was difficult due to difficult access to the accident site, which is surrounded by rocks.
“A wall of rain hung over the ocean”
There is also a difficult rainfall situation in other parts of the country. – It has been raining heavily in northern Portugal since Wednesday evening. A wall of rain hung over the ocean, strong winds throw rainwater into the windows – she reported in an interview with the editorial office Kontakt 24 Mrs. Agnieszka, who lives near Porto.
Weather alerts are in effect south of Lisbon on Thursday evening. Forecasters predict further downpours.
PAP, Kontakt 24, meteoalarm.org
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