River Of Red Wine Floods Portuguese Town After 2.2 Million Litre Tank Bursts

River Of Red Wine Floods Portuguese Town After 2.2 Million Litre Tank Bursts

  • A town in Portugal saw a flow of wine on its streets when a 2.2 million litres tank storing wine burst
  • The flow of wine was redirected to a nearby field so it would not get into Certima River and pollute it
  • The distillery whose wine tanks got burst has apologised and promised to pay for all damages and the clean-up cost

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A tank storing 2.2 million litres of red wine ruptured at a distillery in the Portuguese town of So Lourenço do Bairro.

According to the New York Post, the wine ran through the town's streets, producing a river of red wine.

River of wine flowing on a street in Portugal
Destilaria Levira is the distillery company whose wine tank burst. Photo credit: @sikaofficial1 Source: Twitter
Source: UGC

The unfortunate incident happened at the Destilaria Levira, which is located in the centre of the country.

The wine spilt may have filled an Olympic-sized swimming pool due to the severity of the leak. The wine can damage the soil and water, which is a huge environmental concern.

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The two tanks were carrying wine to full capacity. The flow of the wine through the streets caused some flooding and damage.

Rescue and security officials in the town quickly acted to stop the wine from entering the Certima River and polluting it.

According to the New York Post, the Anadia Fire Department diverted the course of the flowing wine away from the river into a nearby field.

The actual cause of the spillage is yet to be identified, but it is suspected that the tanks had become faulty. Investigation is underway as the distillery remains closed.

Destilaria Levira sent out an apology for the incident. The company promised to pay for all damages caused and cleanup.

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Man pushes wheelbarrow in a flooded street

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a man who appeared to be hustling in the streets was sighted pushing a woman and her goods in a wheelbarrow.

The entire road was flooded, but the man defied the waters and navigated the place to cross the woman to the other side.

At the moment, the video has received close to 10k likes and more than 600 shares after it was posted on TikTok.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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