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British man and granddaughter drown in Portugal

A British woman is in hospital, while her 66-year-old husband and their five-year-old granddaughter have drowned, after being hit by a large wave off central Portugal.

The girl and her grandparents reportedly became separated by a large wave off Salgado beach, between Nazare and Martinho do Porto.

British journalist Cathy Morris spoke to the BBC from the Algarve about the incident.

  • 21 Aug 2012
  • From the section UK