UK tourists caught up in Madeira floods

UK tourists are believed to have been caught up in the floods which have hit the Portuguese island of Madeira - killing at least 40 people.

UK tourists are believed to have been caught up in the floods which have hit the Portuguese island of Madeira - killing at least 40 people.

Heavy rains on Saturday brought tonnes of mud and stones down the slopes of the island, flooding the streets of the regional capital, Funchal, and other towns.

More than 120 others were injured and an unknown number are missing, raising fears that the death toll could rise.

Madeira, which is located about 900km (560miles) from the Portuguese mainland, is popular with foreign tourists.


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The Foreign Office in London said it was "urgently investigating" reports that a British national was missing after the floods.

It also said a small number of Britons were in hospital on Madeira.

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Do you know someone who is in Madeira? Contact Kim Briscoe on 01603 772419 or email kim.briscoe@archant.co.uk

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