Dramatic moment huge dust devil sweeps through flour factory in Indonesia blowing large clouds into the air as workers try to fight it off using their tools
- Factory workers tried to fight and ‘kill’ a whirlwind in Central Java, Indonesia
- They screamed, shouted and threw tools at the twister as it wreaked havoc
- Local Muhammad Ajiz said small twisters are not uncommon in the area
Factory workers tried to fight and ‘kill’ a whirlwind with their tools as it tore through their flour processing factory.
The dust devil, a short-lived and typically harmless whirlwind, wreaked havoc at the factory in Central Java, Indonesia, on Friday.
Workers shout and clap at the large cloud of flour as it makes its way through the field.
Workers at a flour processing factory in Central Java, Indonesia, tried to fight a whirlwind as it wrecked havoc
They screamed and shouted at the dust devil in an attempt to fight it off and ‘kill’ it
The incredible video shows others waving at it while some try to hit the raging whirlwind with their tools.
One person runs at the whirlwind with what appears to be a rake and another throws flour from the ground at the fast-moving tornado.
Muhammad Ajiz, who lives near the plantation, said: ‘It happened during the day after lunch.
‘Suddenly there was a wind spinning and passing in the flour drying place. Some of the guys tried to scare it away.’
Muhammad Ajiz, who lives near the plantation, said small twisters were not uncommon in the area
Mr Ajiz added that the staff were not new to whirlwinds and small twisters often come by their village but it was the biggest one so far.
He said: ‘We’ve always had these whirlwinds, but not as big as yesterday. The wind carried more than two sacks of flour.’
No one was hurt by the raging dust devil and it dissipated after a few minutes.
Dust devils form when a pocket of hot air near the surface rises quickly through cooler air above it which leads to an updraft.
If conditions are just right, the updraft may begin to rotate, as seen in the footage.