2 killed in gale-force winds in Spain's Catalonia

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Posted: Dec 10, 2014 4:02 AM

MADRID (AP) — Two people have been killed in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia as winds reaching up to 120 kilometers per hour (75 mph) ripped off roof tops and tore down walls and trees.

The regional government said a man and a woman died when parts of a factory wall in the northeastern town of Terrassa fell on them in the storm Tuesday.

A rail crewman was also injured when a train partially derailed after running into a fallen tree. Media images showed part of the tree perforated the driver's cabin.

Television video showed building roofs being ripped off and trees knocked down in streets and parks.

The Catalan government said the region remained on alert Wednesday although winds had eased. It advised people to stay way from insecure structures.