WATCH: Tornado causes damage and leaves residents terrified in Palo de la Frontera

A fearless videographer captured the terrifying moment when a twister suddenly touched down in the Huelva town of Palos de la Frontera at 6.45pm on Thursday

LAST UPDATED: 2 Dec, 2016 @ 11:34
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THIS is the moment a huge tornado wreaked havoc in an Andalucian town.

Tornado in Palo de la Frontera, Huelva
Tornado in Palo de la Frontera, Huelva

A fearless videographer captured the terrifying moment when a twister suddenly touched down in the Huelva town of Palos de la Frontera at 6.45pm on Thursday.

Fortunately, no one was harmed in the freak weather event, which left a trail of destruction over five minutes in the La Rabida district.

At least two walls were destroyed by the tornado, one of which crushed a car as its bricks fell.

An untold number of front doors were ripped off homes, while a sky light was torn off an old people’s homes.

It also ravaged part of the plaza de abastos and several nearby fruit farms.

“It lasted for five minutes and caused quite a lot of material damage but did not harm any people”, said Carmelo Romero, the town’s mayor, to Europa Press.

Tornado in Palo de la Frontera, Huelva
Tornado in Palo de la Frontera, Huelva

The tornado is one of numerous adverse weather events caused by recent storms in Andalucia.

AMET, the Spanish state weather service, has issued a yellow weather alert in Cadiz and Huelva province this weekend due to heavy rain.

Rain is expected fall continuously in all eight Andalucian provinces.



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