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River of Babylon? No it's Wine 🍷

São Lourenco do Bairro in Portugal was painted red with 2.2million litres of wine The wine would've nearly filled an Olympic swimming pool

Winemakers painted the small Portuguese town of São Lourenco do Bairro red after two of its trucks accidentally spilled 2.2million litres of red wine down a quiet street.

A fast-moving river of red wine flowed down a steep hill in the small town, near the coast of Portugal, after two tanks owned by Levira Distillery suddenly gave way on Sunday.

Baffled locals looked on as the wine, nearly enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool, swept through the streets of the town.

The spill was so massive that local officials triggered an environmental alert and were forced to divert the wine to stop it from contaminating the nearby Certima River.

Anadia Fire Department blocked off the flood and diverted it away from the river, where it ran harmlessly into a field, reports local media.


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