This is the terrifying moment a tornado whipped through China’s Shangzhi city killing one person and injuring eight others.
Footage shows the tornado picking up dust and soil from fields and turning the sky a grayish-yellow. More than 100 houses in the suburban area of Harbin in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province were damaged during the tornado on June 1 at around 6pm local time.
The raging natural phenomenon also caused power outages and halted a city’s high-speed railway section.
Police in Shangzhi closed off the areas damaged by the tornado while the residents affected were moved to temporary accommodation.