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Spain flood death loss Leicestershire family "devastated"

The family of a Leicestershire woman who died in flooding in Spain have said they are "devastated" by her loss.

Diana Dudas, 52, was reported missing in the town of Vera on 28 September after torrential rain hit southern Spain, leaving 10 others dead.

The body of Mrs Dudas, who moved to Spain several years ago, was discovered on Wednesday, four miles off the coast of Nijar, Almeria.

In a statement the family said they faced "an incredibly difficult time".

'Appreciate support'

Mrs Dudas, whose husband is Spanish, vanished on her way to work and her body was spotted by fisherman 60 miles away from where she was last seen.

The statement, released through the Foreign Office, said: "We are devastated by the loss of Diana this week in Almeria, and appreciate the support we have received as we try to come to terms with what has happened.

"This an incredibly difficult time for us as a family and we need time to deal with our grief."

The floods followed the hottest and driest summer in Spain for more than 60 years.

Torrents swept down from high ground, washing away cars, trees and even parts of buildings.

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