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Around 70 goats killed and several crops destroyed during Campillos tornadoes

The natural phenomenon  hit Campillos much to the alarm of residents.
The natural phenomenon hit Campillos much to the alarm of residents. / JOSÉ TRIGOS
  • Six barns were demolished and power lines damaged during the freak weather on Monday evening

    Locals in Campillos feared the worst on Monday evening as a series of tornadoes and heavy rain struck principally on the outskirts of the town.

    Campillos town hall sent out a statement on social media asking residents to remain in their homes, due to "the possibility that it could produce adverse meteorological effects". The same message also asked locals to limit the use of their cars.

    Around 70 goats killed and several crops destroyed during Campillos tornadoes

    Despite initial reports from 112 emergency services that the damage was minor, various crops, olive groves in particular, and six barns were destroyed. Power lines were also damaged.

    The worst affected was a goatherd who lost around seventy goats when they became trapped in the rubble of two collapsed barns. He is receiving assistance from the town hall.

    Tornadoes are tubes of violently spinning air that touch the ground. They form when changes in wind speed and direction create a horizontal spinning effect within a storm cell. This effect is then tipped vertical by rising air moving up through the thunderclouds.

    Several residents reached for their phones to capture spectacular images of the natural phenomenon in action, later sharing them on social media.