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Tourists Evacuated After 40ft Wave Wiped Out Hotel Balconies In Tenerife

This is devastating!

Tenerife has been devastated by the “worst storm in 40 years” as authorities closed tourist areas amid fears of looting in damaged homes and hotels. Towering 40ft waves slammed the Spanish island, leaving holidaymakers with no choice but to evacuate the area.

Footage shows waves reaching the third-floor of a block of flats in Mesa del Mar in the north-west of Tenerife. Fierce storms led to restaurant windows being smashed, cars swept into the sea, and a football pitch being destroyed by severe floods on the tourist spot.

A dramatic video that was uploaded on social media shows the gigantic waves crashing into the side of a high-rise building, brushing away the railings from concrete balconies.

The incident happened after regional government officials decreed a state of alert as a fierce storm battered the north of Tenerife and other parts of the Canary Islands.

Alvaro Davila, mayor of the municipality of Tacoronte, said 65 apartments in two blocks facing the ocean had been evacuated. He also confirmed nobody had been injured in the scare, which led to 39 people being ordered to leave two buildings in Garichico.

Garichico was one of the worst-affected areas, with waves crashing over the sea wall and flooding streets to the astonishments of locals who filmed the water racing towards them as they ran for safety.

A footage also showed a hotel on fire after it was struck by lightning in Marbella. The streets in Marbella had become like rivers due to the excessive amount of rainfall. Smoke could be seen pouring out of the Playa Hotel in the Las Chapas area.

The holiday spot of Adeje also reported waves breaking windows of a hotel restaurant, though fortunately, no one was injured. The first evacuations were carried out at 10 pm on Saturday night, and more were conducted at around 2 am early Sunday morning.

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Gerard Butler, Robin Thicke, And More Celebs Lose Homes In California Wildfires

Ths is devastating.

An intense wildfire raging through Southern California forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, including several celebrities, who are awaiting the fate of their residences. The Santa Ana winds fueled the fires and pushed them toward Malibu, right in the paths of dozens of stars' mansions.

Gerard Butler, Robin Thicke, and RHOBH's Camille Grammer are among the growing list of celebrities who have lost homes to the devastating California wildfire in Southern California. Now, the Kardashians' hometown of Calabasas has been put under a mandatory evacuation order as the Woolsey Fire continued to rage.


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Traffic Jam Saves Man’s Life After He Misses Ill-Fated Lion Air Flight

Meet the “luckiest man alive.”

Getting stuck in a traffic jam may not be your idea of a good day but for one man, it proved to be a literal lifesaver. Sony Setiawan, a man from Indonesia, has been called by the internet as the “luckiest man alive” after he missed his Lion Air JT610 flight because of the terrible grid lock.

As we all know by now, the ill-fated flight crashed with 189 people onboard and authorities aren’t expecting to find any survivors from the tragic accident. If not for the traffic, Setiawan could’ve easily been one of the victims.

Sony Setiawan failed to make it on time for his flight as he was still stuck outside the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.


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Lion Air Passenger Took Terrifying Live Stream Footage Minutes Before The Crash

This is heartbreaking.

Heartbreaking footage taken by a passenger on aboard the downed Indonesian Lion Air flight was shared online. The video was taken minutes before the crash and showed the complete terror and desperation of the people inside the plane, waiting for their fate.

Some began praying, while others started mumbling with their shaky voices, not knowing that those were their last words. At one point when the plane aggressively shook, the passengers screamed, clearly getting distraught with their unimaginable situation.


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