The roof of Faro airport, used by tens of thousands of British holidaymakers, was blown off by an overnight storm in Portugal's southern Algarve region at around 5 a.m. Monday. Five people have been injured and flights were disrupted for hundreds of passengers.
The airport is located 2.6 km to the west of Faro, Portugal. The airport gets very busy during the summer months, namely from March to October.
A Brazilian man broke his bones during the collapse and was immediately taken to hospital. Four Irish tourists were cut and injured. 50 other tourists were there to be safe from the storm. THE SUN
According to Francisco Correia Mendes, director of Faro’s international airport, the overnight storm had collapsed portions of terminal roofs and blown out most windows in the control tower. He expected the airport condition normal by late afternoon.