28 Aug, 2023 @ 10:53
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WATCH: Chairs and debris fly through the air while streets are turned into rapids during severe storm in Spain’s Mallorca

THIS is the moment a woman runs to safety as scores of chairs and debris come flying towards her during a dramatic storm on the Balearic Islands on Sunday.

Footage shared online shows uprooted trees and turned over bins littering the streets of Mallorca following the dramatic weather, which took the majority of people by surprise. 

The island was the worst to be hit, with hurricane winds causing at least 332 incidents to be reported to the authorities. 

The storm front entered Mallorca at around 10.30am yesterday via Andratx and Calvia, before sweeping across the island. 

Canoeists had to be rescued by the Malgrats Islands, before sunbathers were forced to run for cover. 

A cruise ship unmoored in Palma port due to the strong wind and collided with an oil tanker, but fortunately caused no injuries. 

A bullring in Felantix, meanwhile, suffered serious damage to its exterior walls, while more than 68 litres of rain per square metre fell in just a few minutes in Soller. 

A pregnant woman cut her leg after an uprooted sign fell on her in Calvia, while group of painters working 14-storeys high almost fell to the ground as their scaffolding began rocking to and thro in Plaza Es Forti.

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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