Officials told Reuters most of the victims were women and children who could not swim.
In this immersive report, you can accompany the 2nd Battalion of the Military Emergencies Unit during its annual severe winter storms rescue manoeuvres in the Sierra Nevada mountains in southern Spain.
A team of miners is edging closer in efforts to find a two-year-old boy who fell down a well in southern Spain 12 days ago. However, the hard terrain has slowed them down.
Miners enter rescue tunnel to find missing Spanish 2-year-old believed to be trapped in well
Police on Wednesday evening said that intensive search efforts, including multiple aircraft and one lifeboat, had "found no trace of the missing plane."
Engineers say they have been delayed in digging a tunnel across to find the two-year-old boy.
Rescue workers are desperately hoping that Julen Rossello will still be alive by the time they reach him.
The Spanish government is preventing a rescue ship from leaving Barcelona after Malta and Italy closed its ports.
A baby boy has been found alive on Tuesday (January 1) after 35 hours spent in freezing cold in the rubble of a Russian apartment block that partially collapsed in an explosion.
High pressure pumps and divers from the Indian Navy were brought to Ksan in northeastern India on Saturday (December 29) to aid rescue operations for 15 coal miners trapped underground since December 13
Premeditated legal charges, smears and accusations may have forced Médecins Sans Frontières and SOS MEDITERRANEE to cease their search and rescue operations, but they will not stop NGOs trying to save lives in the Mediterranean.
Rescued migrants en route to Spain have been keeping their Christmas spirits up amid likely difficult conditions at sea.
A summit in Brussels shows the potential of drones in search and rescue operations
European leaders should not allow their vision of a humane asylum policy to be held hostage by fear.
German NGO Sea Watch described the lack of action as "a clear case of non-assistance".
A protest was held in Athens to bring attention to the increasingly hostile treatment of migrants by some EU countries
Emergency services in southern Italy are continuing their search of a gorge in Calabria that flooded on Monday killing at least ten people
It's after all missing people have been recovered. The operation will focus on collecting evidence for the investigation
A melting glacier in Switzerland has uncovered the crash site of a World War Two plane that came down in the alps
Japanese police and volunteers stepped up their their search for a 36 year old Frech women who went missing two weeks ago. Tiphaine Veron has not been seen after leaving her lodging in Nikko, a popular tourist destination north of Tokyo.
Almost 400 people are known to have died in an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok last Sunday and officials say the number of victims is still rising
Two German campsite owners have been detained and face possible charges after nine children were injured in flooding in southern France and an elderly man went missing.
Countries are issuing warnings about the danger of drowning as people seek relief from Europe's heatwave.
Eighty-seven more migrants arrived in southern Spain on Thursday after being rescued off the coast of Libya
Indonesia has been rocked anew by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Thousands of people are awaiting urgent aid on the Indonesian island of Lombok after a powerful earthquake left them homeless and without food, clean water or medical care.
Search and rescue efforts continue as many are still feared to be trapped underneath the wreckage.