Storm lashes Malaga causing flash floods and property damage

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Lightning struck 626 times in six hours in Malaga during the storm.

A STORM has caused flash floods in Malaga City after more than 130 litres per square metre of water fell in the space of three hours.

More than 200 incidents were reported to emergency services over the course of the night, among them a roof collapsing during a concert in Los Baños del Carmen, but no-one was harmed.

A section of the road was washed away in Calle Flamencos, and a homeless shelter was flooded in Ollerias.

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A wall collapsed in Calle Andaluces and 10 vehicles were washed away on the Paseo Cerrado de Calderon.

A video captured the moment that hail began to fall during the night in Malaga City. 

State meteorological agency AEMET placed Malaga on orange alert, the second-highest alert level, for most of the night, but this has since been reduced to yellow.

Less intense rainfall is expected until Tuesday February 21.

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