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Local news and information for Lorca, Murcia

Crime/Incidents Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Five dead and three injured in van crash near Lorca

FIVE people have been killed and another three are in a critical condition in hospital after a van veered off the Lorca-Águilas motorway and fell over a bridge. The multiple fatality was reported at kilometre 12 on the...

Society Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Incense-scented postage stamps for Easter launched

SPAIN'S post office has launched limited-edition stamps smelling of incense for Easter. This year, postage stamps pay tribute to Easter parades in the towns and cities of Cuenca, Tobarra, Sevilla and Lorca, in...

Society Tue, Feb 2, 2016

Zika virus diagnosed in Murcia

A FOURTH case of the tropical Zika virus has been detected in Spain – this time in the Murcia Region in a man who recently travelled to an affected country, which has not been disclosed. He was treated at the Rafael...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Father stabs his 11-year-old daughter's rapist

A FATHER from Lorca (Murcia) stabbed his 11-year-old daughter's rapist in the early hours of Wednesday morning and left him fighting for his life in hospital, National Police inform. Officers heard that the...

Crime/Incidents Sun, May 11, 2014

One dead and five injured in Murcia housefire

One person has died and another five are being treated for smoke inhalation after their house in Purias (Lorca) caught fire on Sunday afternoon. A spokesperson for the emergency services confirmed that a fire in a house...

Crime/Incidents Sat, May 11, 2013

Two years after Lorca earthquake and 5,000 are still...

VICTIMS of the devastating earthquake in Lorca (Murcia) say there are still thousands of homeless families – two years on to the day. Today (Saturday) is the second anniversary of the tremor which reached 5.6 on the...

Environment Fri, Apr 5, 2013

Earthquake of 4.3 on the Richter scale in Lorca causes...

AN earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale has terrified residents in Lorca (Murcia) who are still reliving the horrors of a quake reaching 5.6 nearly two years ago. Detected at 04.27hrs yesterday (Thursday), the...

Environment Mon, Oct 22, 2012

Water drainage to blame for Lorca earthquake, say experts

Scientists investigating the possible causes of Lorca's 2011 earthquake say that the draining of an aquifer in the town might have been responsible for the deadly seismic movements. Pablo González of the University...

Politics Fri, Oct 5, 2012

Mayor of Lorca hospitalised with stress

The mayor of Lorca, Francisco Jódar, was taken into hospital last night suffering with stress. Although his condition is not serious, he has been ordered to stay on bed rest for several days. Deputy mayor, Francisco...

Environment Tue, Oct 2, 2012

Search continues for missing German woman in Lorca

Officers from the Guardia Civil are today continuing their search for a 70-year-old German woman, Gertrud G., who went missing in Henares (Lorca) last Friday after being swept away in her car by a torrent of water....

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