A woman died this morning in a rockfall on La Arena beach in Valle Gran Rey on the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands. The incident happened at 07:45.
Almost a quarter of the population of La Gomera, around 5,000 people, have had to be evacuated from their homes as the forest fire continues to ravage the island.
A forest fire which began yesterday on La Gomera has already destroyed 3,000 hectares of land and the authorities believe it will be at least 24 hours before it can be brought under control.
Two people are missing, one on La Gomera and one Tenerife as a result of severe storms currently lashing the Canary Islands.
A third immigrant on board the dugout which arrived in Playa de Santiago near Alajeró, La Gomera, yesterday has died in hospital. The boat, which had set off from Guinea-Conakry ten days earlier, arrived in the Canaries with two passengers, one of them a baby, already dead and several others suffering from hyperthermia. The 125 would-be immigrants were crammed into …
A dugout has arrived in Playa de Santiago near Alajeró, La Gomera with 125 people on board, two of whom had died en route to the Canaries. The boat made it all the way to the island without being spotted or intercepted.
Two cayucos arrived on the island of La Gomera yesterday carrying a total of 151 passengers trying to immigrate through irregular channels.
Fires on the island of La Gomera have so far damaged an estimated 700 hectares of land near the Garajonay National Park.