Tornado hits Spanish fairground, injures 35 workers (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A tornado struck a fairground in Gandia, Spain, knocking down a Ferris wheel, damaging several rides and causing a power outage at the site. The twister left 35 people injured.

The fair was closed to the public when the tornado touched down, and all of those injured were workers, local media reported.

Fifteen people were seriously hurt and treated on site, the website for Gandia’s town hall said.

Gandia, Spain, September 28, 2012. (Image from twitter user @ToniPonce)
Gandia, Spain, September 28, 2012. (Image from twitter user @ToniPonce)
Gandia, Spain, September 28, 2012. (Image from twitter user @JaaelContreras)
Gandia, Spain, September 28, 2012. (Image from twitter user @JaaelContreras)
Gandia, Spain, September 28, 2012. (Image from twitter user @anitavanvoorst)
Gandia, Spain, September 28, 2012. (Image from twitter user @anitavanvoorst)
Gandia, Spain, September 28, 2012. (Image from twitter user @emoragues)
Gandia, Spain, September 28, 2012. (Image from twitter user @emoragues)