A river of 600,000 liters of red wine flowed through a small Portuguese town on Sunday.
According to New York Posttwo Levira distillery tanks carrying a significant amount of alcohol spilled during transport through São Lourenço de Bairro, which is home to around 2,000 inhabitants, as of 2021, according to the National Institute of Statistics.
The video shared on Twitter, now known as X, shows a river of red wine gushing down a steep hill through the streets of a small town located in the northern region of Portugal in the municipality of Anadia.
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Due to the amount of wine polluting the area, an environmental warning was issued New York Post.
The publication also reported that local officials immediately dealt with the spill as a river of red wine flowed before the nearby Certima River finally consisted of only red wine.
Local news reported that the Anadia fire department blocked the spill from the Certima Rivera and diverted its path to run into an empty field nearby, according to the release.
According to the publication, firefighters responded to a home near the Levira Distillery, who reported that the basement was flooded with wine.
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Distillery Levira published the press release he came up with New York Post apologizing for the incident.
“We take full responsibility for the costs associated with cleaning up and repairing the damage, and teams must do so immediately,” the statement said. “We are committed to resolving this situation as quickly as possible.”
The facility said it dug up the wine-soaked soil and took the affected soil from the fields where the river flowed to a special treatment facility, according to the New York Post.
In March 2020, CNN reported that 1,000 liters of Cantina Settecani red wine that was supposed to be bottled had leaked into the water pipes and through the faucets and showers of about 20 homes, 10 miles south of the northern Italian city of Castelvetro di Modena.
Giorgia Mezzacqui, who was the deputy mayor at the time, told CNN that the wine only flowed through the pipes for about three hours. The outlet also reported that the local government posted on Facebook that the leak did not pose a threat to residents’ health.
“At a time when we don’t have much to smile about, I’m glad we brought a little levity to others,” Mezzacqui told CNN at the time. “I hope that one day they will remember us and want to visit us.”