Tornado Sends Man Holding Brolly Flying Into Air

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the viral footage with over 1.6 million views of a market worker being lifted into the air as he holds onto a huge umbrella which is sent flying by a tornado.

The startling incident occurred in the Kadirli district of Osmaniye province in Turkey and was captured by a CCTV camera.

Local media report a strong wind began buffeting the marketplace before the winds turned into a tornado which began lifting the umbrellas.

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In the video, three men can be seen holding onto the umbrella which is mounted on a wheeled platform.

One of them has his feet on the platform but the winds are so powerful he is lifted into the air along with the umbrella as the other men stand away.

Local media report the man, named in reports as Sadik Kocadalli was blown around five metres with the umbrella before he let go and crashed back to earth.

He suffered light injuries in the incident and told local media: “A tornado came along that day. We were working there. We wanted to close the umbrella. I stepped on it but the tornado blew me away for about four or five metres in the air. 

“I realised the umbrella was going up so I threw myself down. The umbrella then stopped as it hit an electric pole.”

Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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