DIRECT HIT: Photo and video roundup after torrential rain and thunderstorms strike south of Spain

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LIGHTNING STRIKE: An apartment block in Malaga receives a direct hit. Photo credit: Facebook / boqueronrent

A HUGE mopping up operation is underway on the Costa del Sol this morning (Monday) after the area and the province of Malaga generally was hit by torrential rain and thunderstorms at the weekend.

Although much of Andalucia in the south of the country was on alert many people were still surprised by the ferocity of the storms.

In Marbella a hotel burst into flames after a direct hit from a lightning bolt and an apartment block in Malaga also received a strike.

In Estepona high winds wreaked havoc as street furniture was hurled around the seafront promenade.

However, the conditions didn’t seem bother one lot of trail runners in Malaga who weren’t deterred by knee-deep flood waters that swept across the course. Although people have commented that they felt it was irresp

The province of Huelva in Andalucia was also hit hard by heavy rain yesterday and the main A-49 was cut between kms 113 and 117 as the road became a lake.

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