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Local news and information for Huesca province

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Guardia Civil officer killed in higway crash

A GUARDIA Civil officer has been killed in the course of duty by an overtaking car who 'did not see him', emergency services revealed. Rafael González Novales, 45, who was married with three children, had been...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Aug 3, 2016

Soldier killed in rockfall during climbing practice

A SOLDIER from Elda (Alicante province) has been killed and five others injured in a rockfall during climbing practice in the Pyrénées, reveals the ministry of defence. Rubén Rangel Vizuete, 25, a member of the...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Escaped murderer sends judges 'postcards from paradise'

A CONVICTED murderer wanted by a Spanish court has been taunting judges by sending them postcards from the Caribbean. Walter Jerôme C. R., a French national, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Avalanche leaves 430 trapped in ski resort spa

OVER 430 people were trapped in a spa at the ski resort of Panticosa (Huesca province) after an avalanche blocked off a road on Saturday just after midnight. Emergency services worked around the clock and the A-2606 was...

Environment Sun, Jan 26, 2014

Avalanche leaves 240 stranded in Huesca ski resorts

AVALANCHES at the ski station of Benasque in the province of Huesca have left 58 guests and 20 employees stranded in a hotel on the resort. In total, at least 240 skiers are said to be trapped in stations throughout the...

Politics Sun, Jan 19, 2014

Prince Felipe seen skiing at Aramón Formigal

PRINCE Felipe of Spain has been spotted skiing at a popular resort in northern Aragón this weekend and also at an international ice-hockey match. His Royal Highness, heir to the throne, travelled to the ski station of...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Dec 23, 2013

Climber killed in fall in Spanish Pyrénées

A FRENCH mountaineer has lost his life on the Pyrénées in the province of Huesca whilst climbing in the snow. The 59-year-old fell some three or four metres and was hanging from his rope whilst scaling the Vía de...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Mar 28, 2013

Child crushed by avalanche dies without regaining...

THE seven-year-old girl who was crushed by an avalanche at a ski resort in Formigal (Huesca) has died, medics confirm. She had been rushed to hospital on Monday and was in a coma, which on Tuesday afternoon had...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jan 3, 2013

Gales force rescue of 1,000 skiers stranded on slopes

AROUND 1,000 skiers had to be airlifted to safety when gale-forced winds left them trapped on the piste. Staff at the ski station in Panticosa (Huesca) had to shut down the ski lifts for safety reasons, meaning those...

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