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Two women hit by rockfall 

Two German women were badly injured when hit by a rockfall in Gran Canaria.

The hikers were walking in the barranco of Berrazales in Agaete when the accident happened in the mid-afternoon.

The incident led to a full-scale rescue involving the police, Civil Guard, Civil Protection, medics and rescue helicopter, as well as firemen.

The two women were both treated at the scene. One of them was airlifted to hospital by the emergency helicopter whilst the other was stretchered by land to a waiting ambulance.