Uprooting trees is equivalent to a hurricane… Pictures of the sudden and violent storm in Beijing

Uprooting trees is equivalent to a hurricane… Pictures of the sudden and violent storm in Beijing

On Thursday, May 30, the Chinese capital was hit by a storm whose severity was not expected by local authorities.

Workers suspended above the void at a height of more than 200 meters. On Thursday, May 30, the Chinese capital was hit by strong and sudden winds, surprising the meteorological services and many residents.

According to the Beijing Meteorological Agency, winds swept through most parts of the capital, reaching speeds of more than 130 kilometers per hour in some places, equivalent to a hurricane.

Very quickly, the first physical damage was noticed at the site. Local news agencies reported that many trees and metal poles were lying on the road. Road agents intervened in 185 cases of tree uprooting and were forced to close several traffic roads.

Many videos of witnesses were posted on social networks, especially on Weibo. One of them even traveled around the world. We see workers cleaning the windows of the CCTV headquarters and are surprised by the gusts of wind.

For several minutes, they found themselves tossed by the wind above the void, suspended only by a cable attached to the top of the tower more than 230 meters high.

In another video clip, a woman falls to the ground in the street due to the wind. Branches and various rubbish also fell on the road due to the heavy rain.

While the authorities did not announce any casualties, the city called for maximum vigilance in anticipation of strong winds, lightning, and even hail.

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