The figures after the #SevillaDisaster

Not even a week has passed since the fateful #SevillaDisaster and there is already a lot of data collected around the tragedy. Some of them are terrible, others incredible, but there are also those that fill us with hope due to humanity’s reaction to the greatest challenge it has ever had to face in its entire known history.

Today we are going to make a compilation of all those to whom we have been able to have access to which the incredible magnitude of the moment we are experiencing becomes clear.


From the beginning of the #SevillaDisaster until the end of hostilities was decreed, these are the military personnel who participated. Such a concentration had never been seen before, especially regarding air units, since the end of World War II.


  • 38 Eurofighter Typhoon of the 11th Wing of the Spanish Air Force
  • 32 F-35 of the Spanish Navy
  • 75 F/A-18 Super Hornet of the 12th Wing and 14th Wing of the Spanish Air Force
  • 24 USAF F-22 Raptors
  • 30 Dassault Rafale of the French Air Force
  • 15 Eurofighter Typhoon of the UK RAF
  • 2 NATO AWACS E-3 Sentry aircraft
  • 16 CH-47D Chinook of the Spanish Army
  • 20 Eurocopter EC665 Tigre of the Spanish Army
  • 60 military transport helicopters from different units, mainly the NH90 model
  • 10 civil medical helicopters
  • 30 private helicopters for rescue and transportation of the injured
  • 12 USAF V-22 Osprey
  • The unknown ship 2012 UA and at least 40 of those known by the name ‘Spiders’
  • The ship of the Saviors, 30 smaller ones nicknamed ‘Falcones’ and the mysterious armor that destroyed the 2012 UA
Two Eurofighter Typhoon of the Spanish Air Force


  • The strategic projection ship LH61 Juan Carlos I of the Spanish Navy and 4 F100 Frigates of the Spanish Navy
  • The Sixth Fleet of the United States of America consisting of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, the cruiser USS Vicksburgy, the destroyers USS Porter, USS Nitze, USS James E. Williams and a dozen other support vessels
  • The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its support ships
Infographic of Juan Carlos I


  • 1,000 legionnaires of the Alejandro Farnesio third of the Spanish Army
  • More than 4,000 infantry soldiers from the ‘Guzmán el Bueno’ Mechanized Infantry Brigade of the Spanish Army
  • At least 60 commandos from the G.O.E Valencia III of the Spanish Army
  • 300 United States Marines
  • More than 200 heavy and light armored vehicles including Leopard 2E tanks, Vamtacs of different configurations and RG-31 Nyala
  • Around 1,500 police officers including local and national police and Civil Guard
  • Around 400 Civil Protection volunteers
  • Nearly 200 firefighters from different local and provincial teams
  • More than one hundred public and private ambulances
  • An unknown number of private vehicles, especially taxis, used to transport the injured


These are some of the statistics that we have been able to calculate from what happened during the battle:

  • More than 500 air-to-air missiles were launched from fighter aircraft and more than a dozen cruise missiles from naval frigates
  • More than 200,000 projectiles of different calibers were fired
  • More than 200 in-flight refueling and ground rearmament operations were carried out from the Morón Air Base
  • The 2012 UA energy shot that destroyed the frigates Blas de Lezo and Méndez Núñez used the equivalent energy to supply electricity to a city like Madrid for 5 years
  • The explosion in the atmosphere of 2012 UA was equivalent to that of a bomb three times more powerful than the one that exploded in Hiroshima
  • Its shock wave could be noticed in more than 200 km around and was visible from more than 2000 km
  • If it had exploded at a lower altitude, it would have destroyed the entire metropolitan area of Seville
  • 467 TV channels broadcast live the chronicle of reporter María Luces
  • More than 40,000 videos of the battle were uploaded to YouTube


The battle of the #SevillaDisaster took a heavy toll, both in human and material losses. It is still difficult to quantify all the data but this is what we have been able to gather so far:

  • Military casualties could be around 1,500, including pilots of downed fighter planes, the crew members of the Blas de Lezo and Méndez Núñez frigates and soldiers of the Army in the different combats both in the city of Seville or in the remains of the 2012 UA
  • The official civilian casualty figure is 31,523 people. This is a figure that is still difficult to calculate since there are nearly 22,340 missing people whose fate is unknown. The number of injuries of varying degrees is estimated at around 67,423 people.
  • About 38% of the city of Seville has been destroyed. Including bridges and major architectural structures
Sevilla devastada
Sevilla devastated



At dawn of the darkest and bloodiest night in memory in Seville, the sun shone brightly again and with it many have moved to help others and inform about everything that was happening. During these first days we have been able to witness:

  • More than 50,000 people donated blood
  • More than one hundred field hospitals were built
  • More than 500 temporary shelters were built and enabled
  • The hashtag #SupportSevilla has been used in more than 20 million tweets and its campaign has already raised more than 30 million euros thanks to donations from all over the planet
  • 8,923 missing people were located thanks to an application created by some Sevillian students
  • More than 30,000 soldiers of different nationalities are helping in the reconstruction tasks
  • More than 25,000 people form the civil volunteer corps coordinated by Civil Protection
  • Nearly 320 rescue specialists along with 187 dogs have collaborated in the search for survivors
  • More than 230,000 people have registered in the volunteer program and are waiting to arrive in Seville to be able to help in person
  • The last person rescued alive under the rubble was an 87-year-old grandmother after surviving 5 days alone in the dark
  • Nearly 1,200 private security operatives from the Blackfire company assist in the security and control of impact points
  • More than 600 journalists from all over the world have traveled to Seville to cover all its news
  • More than 30,000 tons of humanitarian aid has arrived from governments, entities and private organizations
  • It is estimated that economic losses could exceed 20,000 million euros

For now these are the data that we have been able to collect, but we still do not know the most important one, the one that allows us to know the reason for this tragedy. To this day we still don’t even know anything about this new enemy of humanity. We do not know his name, his origin, or what they were looking for with the destruction of Seville. In the same way, we do not know who the Saviors are or why they acted on our behalf, or where they went.

From Noticias Directo TV we will continue working until the end to be able to bring light to these and many other questions surrounding the events of the #SevillaDisaster. Stay tuned for our next articles and connections.