Five tourists injured as storm rips off Faro Airport roof in Portugal

Five tourists injured as storm rips off Faro Airport roof in PortugalA storm caused parts of Faro Airport's roof to collapse. Photo: PA


Five holidaymakers have been injured and flights severely disrupted after a ceiling collapsed at the check-in area of Faro Airport in Portugal.

A fierce storm ripped off part of the airport roof, leaving one Brazilian tourist with a fractured skull and other broken bones.

Five tourists injured as storm rips off Faro Airport roof in PortugalSunlight shines through where the roof panels tore away above the check-in area. Photo: PA

Four Irish holidaymakers were left with cuts and bruises, while 50 others ran for their lives as roof panels in the departures terminal tore away.

Five tourists injured as storm rips off Faro Airport roof in PortugalPassengers were left stranded after flights were cancelled. Photo: PA


Flights were cancelled following the incident, and after the control tower's windows were blown out.

British passenger John Dikken told The Sun: 'It looked like a plane flying very low. I was so scared - and then glad to be alive.'


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