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Spain deluge: River of mud floods Murcia

Spain deluge: River of mud floods Murcia

Image source: © Proyecto Mastral El Tiempo en Torrevieja / Facebook
Natalia Witulska,
13.06.2024 13:45

On Wednesday, June 12, the residents of the Espinardo district in Murcia experienced a disaster. Spain was hit by heavy and unexpected rainfall, turning the city's streets into muddy creeks. Horrifying footage showing the effects of the downpours went viral on social media.

Climate change is unfolding before our eyes. Just a few weeks ago, reports indicated that Western Europe was experiencing extreme heat. There were also news reports about dangerous fires and people being evacuated from at-risk areas. On Wednesday, 12 June, everything changed dramatically. Torrential downpours hit Spain, turning city streets into muddy torrents and even sweeping away cars.

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The downpours were so intense and dangerous that they caused a natural disaster in southern Spain. Air traffic was halted in Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca. Water was pouring through the airport ceiling, staff was seen setting up buckets under the windows, and passengers were soaked through.

Natural disaster in Spain

On Wednesday, 12 June, a terrifying weather event struck the Murcia region of Spain. According to radiozet.pl, in Espinardo, the city of Murcia's northern district, the streets turned into rushing mud torrents. The fast-moving water swept away everything in its path, including cars and buses.

Social media was inundated with photos and footage of the event. Videos showed rushing water flooding cars and rising to considerable heights, making it practically impossible to navigate the city streets. Local authorities reported a flash flood, with almost 60 litres of water per square metre falling in just 35 minutes.

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Footage shared by La Actualidad Región de Murcia's Facebook page showed a flooded street with water rushing down rapidly. Residents and tourists, locked out of their premises, struggled to cope with the effects of the flooding.

Source: radiozet.pl

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