WATCH: Tornado rips through town in south of Spain tearing up trees

TORNADO SPAIN: Forty incidents were attended by the emergency services. Photo credits: Shutterstock / Twitter @EmergenciasSev

A SMALL tornado has ripped through Sevilla in Andalucia in the south of Spain leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

The freak weather, with wind speeds of up to 80 km/h, tore through the town of La Rinconada, and in particular the El Santisimo urbanisation Avenida Reino Unido (United Kingdom Avenue).

Emergency services attended more than 40 incidents in total.

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Some trees were toppled and municipal workers were drafted in to make others safe. Street furniture, signage and refuse bins were also damaged

A resident in the area said it was “a noise like a bomb” adding “when we went out we could not believe that there was no-one injured.”


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