Rare Chinese Tornado Caught On Video Tearing Through City

A tornado that tore through Foshan, China was captured on a video that went viral online Sunday.

A camera from a high-rise building captured video of a huge fireball erupting as the tornado snapped city power lines. Buildings, vehicles, and other local infrastructure were damaged during the twister.

The tornado hit around 7:20 a.m. in the Nanhai District of Foshan, which is home to roughly 9 million people, according to the South China Morning Post.

Other videos shared on Twitter showed the tornado spiraling through the city, picking up debris as it traveled. In another, someone can be heard screaming as the tornado travels toward them in their car.

Foshan is located in the Guangdong province in China near the Pearl River Delta, roughly 10 miles southwest of Guangzhou. The area is subject to extreme seasonal variations in cloud coverage and is incredibly humid or “muggy” from March to November in an average year.

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