Waves wipe away spain balconies (Watch)

Waves wipe away spain balconies (Watch)
Waves wipe away spain balconies (Watch)

Huge waves destroyed seafront apartment balconies at a popular tourist town, prompting a number of evacuations.

Footage shows waves reaching the third-floor of a block of flats in Mesa del Mar in the north-west of Tenerife.

Alvaro Davila, mayor of the municipality of Tacoronte which Mesa del Mar is part of, said 65 apartments in two blocks facing the ocean had been evacuated.

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He also confirmed no-one had been injured in the scare, which followed the evacuation of 39 people from two buildings in Garichico on the island’s north east coast.

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The incidents 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.

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