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Horrific Footage Captures Huge Tornado That Injured 33 People In China

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Horrific Footage Captures Huge Tornado That Injured 33 People In China

Horrific footage has been shared showing the moment a powerful tornado ripped through a resort in China.

The terrifying clip has been shared online and captures the blackened sky looming over the scenic spot in the northern region of Inner Mongolia.

According to the region's weather authorities, 33 people were injured as a result of the bad weather that struck the the Swan Lake Resort on Sunday (9 August).

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Three people were critically injured, but it's understood they are in a stable condition.

The destruction left by the tornado. Credit: Pear Video
The destruction left by the tornado. Credit: Pear Video

Speaking to Pear Video, a member of staff said people rushed to find cover when they saw the tornado coming.

They said: "When we first saw it, it was quite small. Within ten seconds, it suddenly changed. There was yellow dust everywhere.

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"We were hiding in the bushes, and suddenly the sky turned black, like pitch black, even darker than the night sky.

"We were really terrified. Also, maybe it was because of the air pressure, our ears were in great pain, really painful."

This comes a few weeks after a tornado tore through Northampton, England.

Footage taken from nearby areas on 25 July showed the funnel shaped force making its way through the town, causing thousands of pounds of damage to homes and gardens.

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Debris can be seen being flung into the air, with shocked onlookers fearing for their lives.

It hit the East Midlands town at about 8pm, with high winds and storms battering the area.

A tornado recently hit Northampton. Credit: SWNS
A tornado recently hit Northampton. Credit: SWNS

Local residents reported tiles being ripped from rooftops, power lines being ripped down and garden furniture and bins being lifted out of gardens.

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Joe Minney, a resident of nearby town Moulton, said: "My bathroom window blew open and my blind was ripped out the fixings.

"My bins were blown over and the rubbish chucked up into the air really high.

"You couldn't hear anything but the sheer roar of the wind as the tornado ripped through the back of the house and the allotments

"Luckily we have an eight-foot brick wall surrounding our garden so no fences fell down.

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"But it was crazy. The door was open to let a breeze in but never expected a tornado to come past I couldn't physically shut the back door.

"It was all over so quickly maybe 30 seconds or so."

Featured Image Credit: Pear Video

Topics: World News, China

Dominic Smithers
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