A water pipe bursted next to Hotel Los Patos in Benalmádena and resulted in a violent and spectacular fountain that showered several floors of the hotel.
Certain parts of the hotel had to be evacuated, but no-one was injured. A number of police and firefighting patrols arrived quickly at the scene and started to drain the water out of the hotel. Most of the water was led into the sea via a local stream.
The water pipe connects Benalmádena with Málaga and is more than 30 years old. It is expected that repairs will take several days.