Two women dragged from raging flood water beneath a car in Spain

Dramatic moment two women are dragged from beneath a car in raging flood waters in Spain

  • Incident took place in the city of Tarragona in the Spanish region of Catalonia 
  • A 45-year-old was trapped after rushing to the aid of the 21-year-old 
  • Witnesses tried to free the pair and were helped by passing emergency services 

This is the dramatic moment two women were rescued from underneath a car by a group of passers-by after raging flood waters trapped them.  

The incident took place in the city of Tarragona in the eastern Spanish region of Catalonia as the sound of sirens and raging water filled the air. 

According to reports, a 21-year-old woman was crossing the street when a motorbike that was being carried by the onrushing water hit her and trapped her under a parked car. 

Two groups of men work to free the two women in the dramatic footage that has emerged  


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A 45-year-old woman who witnessed the scene, rushed to help the young woman but was also unbalanced by the strong currents and found herself pinned by the water under the same car. 

Several onlookers tried to help them, and at that moment a fire engine was passing in the opposite direction to attend to a nearby emergency. 

Firefighters jumped out of the vehicle and assisted the group while reports said that local police and an ambulance also arrived at the scene. 

The group manage to free the two woman and drag them to less flooded areas to tend to them

The rescue operation was filmed by stunned witnesses and the footage was uploaded to social media. 

In the video, the group of residents and officials attempt to pull the two women from under the car as the fast-moving water mass makes the task difficult. 

Over three men are needed to pull each woman clear of the onrushing water. 

The masses of heavy flowing water have dominated the street in Tarragona in Catalonia 

The limp bodies of the two women are seen being yanked from the heavy flow and brought to a dry patch where people work frantically to aid them. 

According to reports, the two women were taken to hospital while one of them, an unnamed 21-year-old, is said to be in a critical condition after being unable to breath and suffering a heart attack. 

The other woman swallowed a lot of water but is said to be in a stable condition. 

The region has been battered with heavy rainfall and storms in recent days and local media said that the emergency services received over 977 calls related to the adverse conditions. 

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