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This is the moment a huge mass of throbbing metre-high sea foam floods down the streets along Mexico’s southern coast after strong winds carried it ashore.
The videos, many of which have been viewed over 100,000 times, show streets in Villa Sanchez Magallanes in the municipality of Cardenas located in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco covered in thick ocean foam.
According to local media, dozens of houses were evacuated as the metre-high foam mass was pushed inland by the tide and strong winds.
It is unclear what caused the mass to form and Civil Protection officials have visited the area to analyse the foam and establish where it originated.
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Reports said that the frothy menace even covered some seafront houses.
Local resident Ivan Infante Uscanga, who assisted with the evacuation, told local media that a cold front hit the area at around 3.45am when foam started to arrive on the coast and continued to expand.
He added: “Strong winds soon made the foam around two metres tall. One evacuated woman told us that she has lived here for her whole life and has never seen anything like it.”
According to local media, around 7,000 people live near the port of Sanchez Magallanes, but the foam mass only covered the streets close to the coast.
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Reports said that local schools have been suspended as an investigation into the incident continues.
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