Tornado causes devastation in Malaga
At least 25 people were injured as a result of a tornado which hit the city of Malaga last night. Most of the injured are not in a serious condition although 8 of them have been moved to the University Hospital of Malaga. According to a spokesperson for the emergency services most of the injuries were the result of broken glass.
The tornado caused damage to various buildings and vehicles and even ripped off part of the roof of the main bus station. The areas of San Andrés, the avenida Juan XXXII and the Guadalhorce industrial estate were particularly affected.
In the San Andrés neighbourhood fire fighters have even advised some people not to return to their houses or flats. Two people were injured as a result of the damage caused to the roof of the bus station.
The strong winds also caused part of a wall to fall down damaging railway lines and causing a power failure according to a spokesperson for railway infrastructure.
The power failure led to trains on line 1 being delayed for sometime and a high speed train due to arrive in Malaga at 22.15 hours was delayed by half an hour.
Local trains on the San Andrés-María Zambrano line were also affected by the adverse weather conditions with all trains being suspended between 21.30 and 3.30 hours. In the same area a barrier protecting a pedestrian walkway also appeared to be on the point of collapsing which also led to delays on the railway.
A spokesperson for the State Agency of Meteorology confirmed that the strong winds registered in Malaga last night were the result of a tornado.