More than 80 rescued from snowed-in train station

2016-02-29 18:58
Train caught in snow. (AFP File)

Train caught in snow. (AFP File)

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Madrid - A tour group of 82 people was rescued from a snowed-in train station in the mountains of central Spain, police said on Monday.

Fifteen children were in the group that was stranded at the station at an altitude of 1 800m in the Guadarrama mountains after heavy snowfall prevented trains from operating.

The railway tracks were covered in 1.5m of snow. Firefighters and police rescue units brought the hikers to safety. No one was injured in the rescue operation.

In snow-releated incidents in other parts of the country, two women were found dead in eastern Spain. They went missing during a hike from the town of Morella.

About a dozen mountain passes were closed in northern Spain because of snow on Monday, according to the Transportation Department.

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