Tourists run for cover as freak storm rips through Costa Del Sol

Tornado in popular holiday resort causes chaos

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Tourists run for cover as freak storm rips through Costa Del Sol

A freak storm ripped through Torremolinos in the Costa Del Sol causing chaos for tourists as a tornado wrecked beach bars, ruined roofs, and uprooted trees.

The waterspout tornado hit various parts of Malaga, including a caravan park where two mobile homes were lifted and moved 10 metres, on a three-mile journey.

It also damaged 17 parked cars owned by a car hire company.

According to the Mirror, the tornado hit at around 7am on Thursday morning. ripping off the roof of the petrol station near the airport.

The waterspout formed at sea and struck first at Playamar, Torremolinos, ripping off the roof from the Copacabana beach bar.

It also overturned pedalos, before pulling up trees en route to the petrol station near the airport.

Two employees working at the BP garage by the airport told Euro Weekly News: "We hid inside the shop with the door closed. It lifted metal roofs and threw them towards the airport, cars were destroyed and the carwash and canopy have been damaged.

Locals and holidaymakers have been taking to social media to share pictures of the scene.




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