News articles from the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura
In Los Realejos in the north of Tenerife,
four people were seriously hurt in a traffic accident last week in which a
rubbish collection lorry smashed into three vehicles on the C-820 at the
Barranco de Ruiz. In the accident, which took place during the afternoon, the
driver lost control of the lorry, which ended up on top of one of the other
vehicles involved. The driver of this car was, needless to say, the worst
affected, and had to be rescued from the interior by firemen. The 66 year-old
woman was taken to the Belle Vue Hospital in Puerto de la Cruz. The other three
injured men were taken to hospital with less serious injuries.
In Maspalomas in the south of Gran Canaria,
National Police officers recently arrested four people who formed a band
dedicated to the theft of luxury clothing. They would visit high-class clothing
shops, using hired cars, and steal clothing and other high value items. Two of
the men would remain in the getaway car while the other two, who were well
educated and always well dressed, would enter the shop. One would distract the
shop assistant while the other would take the clothing, and with special tools,
remove or break the security tags on each item. They were actually caught in the
act at a shop where they had already stolen a jacket work 990 euros.
Petrol prices in the Canary islands remained stable last week, while diesel rose, leaving its pump price at 57.6 cents per litre. 98 octane petrol remained at 70 cents, 95 octane at 66.3 and Super 97 at 72.8. The OPEC price per barrel kept these prices level, remaining stable at 47.6 dollars per barrel. According to analysts, the markets have been awaiting news from the United States regarding their reserves.