Lisbon, Sep 12 (EFE).- A river of red wine, coming from the rupture of two tanks of a distillery, flooded the streets of the town of Anadia, in central Portugal, although the damage was controlled in time to avoid a environmental disaster.
Two tanks at the Levira distillery broke last Sunday and left an unusual image that has gone viral this week on social networks, of millions of liters of wine down the street, but the authorities prevented them from reaching the local river, confirmed this Tuesday to EFE sources from the Anadia Volunteer Firefighters.
“We pump the wine and transfer it to a wastewater treatment station,” the sources explained.
The origin is in the rupture of two Levira tanks, which reported in a statement that the incident did not cause any injuries and the causes are being investigated.
“We assume full responsibility for the costs associated with cleaning up and repairing the damage, with teams available to do so immediately. We are committed to resolving this situation as quickly as possible,” the distillery said.
The river of wine forced cleaning work to be carried out on public roads and also entered some homes, according to the firefighters.
The distillery has asked residents to inform them of the damage caused to their private property and to send photographs, in order to cover the damage.
“In the middle of the harvest season, we are making every effort so that wineries and producers who have worked with us over the years are not affected by this unfortunate incident,” the company added. EFE