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Families forced to wait ten hours in “death trap” hold-up in Segovia

Cars trapped through the night on the AP-6.
Cars trapped through the night on the AP-6. / D. GARCÍA / EFE
  • A law suit is being prepared on behalf of the victims

Around 3,000 vehicles were trapped as knee-high snow fell between kilometre 60 and 95 on the AP-6 in the province of Segovia on Saturday evening. The hold-up lasted some ten hours.

There was widespread anger at apparent neglect from the authorities who were aware of the inclement weather days before.

The hold-up, which occurred as many families returned from their Kings' Day celebrations, was described as a “death trap” by David Murciano, who was trapped with his family.

Other cases have emerged of children going without water, sick babies unable to get medical attention and a diabetic child separated from their insulin.

A joint law suit is being prepared on behalf of the victims.