As Millions Remains In Hunger, More than 22,000 People hurled Tomatoes At Each Other At The Tomatina Festival In Spain

An estimated 165 tons of the fruit were said to have thrown so far, squished and splatted in an hour of fun in the annual event in the small town of Bunol.

Five thousand locals and 17,000 tourists gathered at the town, 25 miles west of Valencia, for the festival, which takes place on the last Wednesday of August. Express reported.

The tomatoes, which cost €36,000 (£33,300), were brought to the town in six large lorries – then into the main square, the Plaza Layana, in trucks.

The mayor said: “In about two hours there is no trace of tomato on the streets. It seems incredible that there has been this festival, because the town is completely clean.”

Juan Carlos Moragues, the Madrid government’s delegate in Valencia, said: “Our aim its that people are only talking about the war of the tomatoes and that the festival is talked about around the world because of its originality.”

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