Dramatic moment when huge dust devil sweeps through flour mill in Indonesia and blows big clouds into the sky as workers try to fight it with their tools
- Factory workers tried to fight and ‘kill’ a whirlwind in Central Java, Indonesia
- They screamed, screamed, and threw tools at the twister as it wreaked havoc
- Local Muhammad Ajiz said that small twisters are not uncommon in the area
Factory workers tried to fight and ‘kill’ a whirlwind with their tools as it ripped through their flour processing plant.
The dust devil, a short-lived and usually harmless whirlwind, caused major damage on Friday at the plant in Central Java, Indonesia.
Workers scream and clap in the large flour cloud that makes its way through the field.
Workers in a flour processing plant in Central Java, Indonesia, tried to fight a whirlwind while causing devastation
They screamed and shouted at the dust devil in an attempt to repel and ‘kill’ him
The incredible video shows others swinging at it while some try to hit the raging whirlwind with their tools.
One person runs in the whirlwind with what looks like a rake, and another throws flour off the ground at the fast-moving tornado.
Muhammad Ajiz, who lives near the plantation, said, “It happened during the day after lunch.
“Suddenly a wind was blowing in the flour drying place. Some of the boys tried to chase it away. ‘
Muhammad Ajiz, who lives near the plantation, said small twisters are not uncommon in the area
Mr. Ajiz added that staff were not new to whirlwinds and small twisters often passed by their village, but it was the largest so far.
He said, “We’ve always had these whirlwinds, but not as big as yesterday. The wind carried more than two bags of flour. ‘
No one was hurt by the ferocious dust devil and it disappeared after a few minutes.
Dust devils form when a bag of hot air near the surface quickly rises due to cooler air above it, leading to an upward flow of air.
When conditions are just right, the upward movement can start to rotate, as shown in the images.