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Clean-up starts in stream bed between Torremolinos and Benalmádena

Workers in the stream bed.
Workers in the stream bed. / A. G.
  • The area has been plagued by rats and mosquitos say locals

Junta workers have begun to clean a dirty 'arroyo' following a family's complaint that it may have been the cause of a parasitic illness in their baby.

The Arroyo del Saltillo, the dry stream bed that divides Benalmádena from Torremolinos, has been plagued by rats and mosquitos say locals who also claim that dead plants and weeds haven't been cleared for years.

Health officials have said that it is unlikely the child's illness was caused by the unkempt stream, however both local mayors have welcomed the clean up.