Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has been forced to flee a deadly storm while filming his latest film in the Canary Islands.
Hemsworth and the cast of Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea had to evacuate the film set in the Spanish archipelago off North Africa because of devastating flash floods and mudslides, according to the New York Post. Howard later shared pictures of rocks falling and rivers of mud on Twitter.
"Rare heavy rain in La Gomera forced us to our small converted cover stage," he wrote, followed by: "Torrential outside."
"Soon we were advised to wrap and evacuate. Pronto. ASAP," Howard added. "W/out incident trucks moved to hi ground & all cast & crew waded to cars (calf deep) & made it out b-4 roads closed Good luck that no cars or people were swept away or hit by tumbling rocks."
Five people are believed to have died and hundreds left homeless in the floods.
Brian Grazer, Howard's partner at Imagine Entertainment, spoke out after the incident.
"There was a near-typhoon, which is very rare for that area," he said. "Thankfully, none of the cast or crew were hurt. Production has been put on hold."
Last week, Hemsworth and his family had to be rescued by coastguards in the Atlantic Ocean. The actor, his wife Elsa Pataky and their 18-month-old daughter India Rose were among eight passengers on a catamaran when it ran aground off the coast of La Gomera.
The Heart of the Sea is about the sinking of a whaling ship in the Pacific in 1820.