Majorca Daily Bulletin

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Wind causes extensive damage in Majorca

Half a dozen cars were damaged.

20-08-2013

Gusts of wind of up to 100kph caused extensive dmaage in Palma on Wednesday night, and to a lesser extent also hit other towns and villages. The emergency centre 112 received more than 1'500 telephone calls seeking help on Wednesday night and more tha 230 in the early hours of yesterday morning. The most serious incident involved a huge crane on a building site in Calle Captian Salom which crashed down on four cars, one of them occupied by Real Mallorca soccer player David Castedo, who had to be cut free by the fire brigade. Palm trees, satellite dishes and even a metal road sign bridging the ring road, all came down. Trees were down in various streeets, terrace awnings were blown away and electricity posts came down. The storm also damaged the false roof of a room in the General Hospital used as a rest room by staff, but nobody was in it at the time. Other towns with problems included Consell, Santa Maria, and Calvia. The winds were from the northwest and gradually dropped yesterday.

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