Cricket World Cup 2019

World Europe 08 Jan 2018 In Spain, army moves ...

In Spain, army moves in to rescue stranded motorists

AFP
Published Jan 8, 2018, 1:20 am IST
Updated Jan 8, 2018, 1:20 am IST
The army’s emergency unit UME said, it had sent two companies of specialist soldiers.
A small bulldozer clears a road at the entrance of Villacastin, Segovia province, after the winter’s first heavy snowfall
 A small bulldozer clears a road at the entrance of Villacastin, Segovia province, after the winter’s first heavy snowfall

Madrid: Spain deployed 250 soldiers on Sunday to help rescue hundreds of drivers who were trapped overnight in vehicles as heavy snowfall cut off several roads.

The army’s emergency unit UME said it had sent two companies of specialist soldiers and 95 vehicles to free hundreds of cars stranded on the AP6 highway linking Madrid and the northwestern Segovia.

 

Soldiers and firefighters used snowplows to try to clear the snow, and distributed blankets and hot drinks to motorists. The rough weather comes as many Spaniards are travelling home after the Christmas holidays.

...


Cricket World Cup 2019


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT