Farm Roof Collapses In Storm Filomena Snowstorm Killing 100 Sheep
A farm roof has collapsed on 400 sheep due to the weight of snow caused by Storm Filomena, killing over 100 animals.
The incident took place at a farm in the town of Villaseca de la Sagra in the province of Toledo located in the central Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha.
The unnamed farmer said that over 100 sheep were killed when the roof collapsed due to the weight of snow after Storm Filomena battered the region.
He added that most of the surviving sheep are still trapped under debris in difficult-to-reach places.
The farmer has asked for help to get the survivors of his 400-sheep herd out alive.
He reported the incident to the emergency services who were already tied up dealing with blocked roads and other emergencies, however firefighters arrived to cordon off the area and prevent the risk of further collapse.
The local authorities have so far been unable to send workers to collect and dispose of the dead animals due to limited road access.
The agriculture union Asaja Toledo is reportedly working with the authorities to speed up the process to remove the dead animals and rescue any still alive.
According to reports, local farmers are also experiencing problems getting in food for their livestock due to the weather conditions and limited road access.