Storm causes problems for AVE train

An AVE high-speed train on the Madrid to Alicante route was forced to a halt near Alpera in Alicante on Wednesday after heavy rainstorms flooded the tracks.

Initial reports talked of a derailment, but it was later confirmed that part of the track had sunk into the soft ground and the engine was just tilted at a precaruious angle.

None of the 220 passengers were injured, but they did have to continue their journey on regular trains and buses.

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