25 Jan, 2020 @ 12:39
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WATCH: Emergency declared in Spain’s Malaga as cars left stacked upon each other and homes and businesses wrecked while freak hail leaves cars trapped in Marbella

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MALAGA has reactivated its emergency protocol after areas of the province have been left heavily damaged by a fresh onslaught of stormy weather. 

In Campanillas, cars have been dragged and stacked upon one another while another was thrown through a bank’s shop window by more than metre-high rapids.

Cars Campanillas
Cars have been left stacked upon one another in Campanillas

Maqueda, too, has been hit hard, with both areas seeing dozens of homes and businesses completely flooded.

The cost of the damage is estimated to be in the millions as the Andalucian president Juanma Moreno is set to visit Campanillas today.

It comes after the weather took a severe turn last night as an orange level warning was activated for much of the province for rail, hail and storms.

Car Trapped Marbella
Cars have been left trapped in Marbella

At least 232 incidents were reported between midnight and 7am as houses and streets filled with water, particularly in Campanillas, but also in Mijas, Benalmadena, Marbella, Alhaurin de la Torre, Torremolinos and Estepona.

A family had to be rescued from a car in Malaga city after it was taken by a stream.

In Marbella, at least 12 cars were trapped this morning after the epic hail storm left a thick sheet of ice on the streets.

The orange warning is in place until 6pm today.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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