British expat feared dead in Spain floods

Published:  2 Oct at 11 AM
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A British expat is thought to be among 10 people killed in flash flooding in Spain last week. Diana Dudas, 52, went missing last week as torrential rains hit the town of Vera, in Almeria, and the surrounding area.

Speaking to AFP, Genny Sutcliffe, a friend of Mrs Dudas, said the community has been devastated by the news. She added that Mrs Dudas had been living in Spain for several years since marrying a Spanish man.

The British Foreign Office has confirmed that it is looking into the reports. It is thought that Mrs Dudas’s body was found washed up in a lagoon. It is not believed that she had any children, although she is thought to have family remaining in the UK.

According to Ms Sutcliffe, Mrs Dudas ran a hairdressers and a holistic therapy centre in the town and had written a book. Her friend described her as caring and warm with a great sense of humour.

Ms Sutcliffe added that the area in which Mrs Dudas is thought to have gone missing has been completely devastated by the flash floods, with cars and other debris still remaining in the gardens of homes. She said that her home has thankfully not been affected because she lives on higher ground.

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