Up, up and wahey: Restaurant staff are blown through the air – with a smash through the roof – after trying to hold down the canopy at a Chinese restaurant
- 70mph winds in Hubei province force local restaurant to erect outdoor awning
- Several staff members were blown up in the air after not letting go in time
- The restaurant owner is among the injured – but is believed to be in stable condition
This is the shocking moment strong gusts of wind in China sent several men flying through the air – with one landing on the roof, and another crashing and fracturing his ribs.
Howling gales ripped through parts of the country on Sunday, forcing local businesses to erect outdoor awnings to protect diners.
The team at this restaurant in China’s Hubei province clung to the canopy put up for the bad weather. But the wind was so strong that it was blown away.
Some people – including the restaurant owner – were blown up in the air because they couldn’t let go of the canopy in time.
Men are thrown into the air after strong gusts of wind tore through Hubei province
A staff member landed on the roof, above another accident landed and fractured his ribs
Restaurant staff try to hold down the canopy as winds of up to 73mph batter parts of China
A member of staff had a relatively soft landing after being thrown onto the restaurant’s roof – while the owner was thrown through the air before crashing to the ground, fracturing his ribcage.
Wind speeds reached up to 73 mph, according to local media.
The restaurant owner is said to be in stable condition.