Dramatic footage captured the moment the entire roof of a building was blown away by terrifying gale force winds .
The extreme conditions in the city of Novosibirsk in south-central Russia’s Novosibirsk Oblast region, also left thousands of people without electricity.
Strong winds left the Maslyaninsky, Iskitim and Cherepanovsky districts of the city completely without power, affecting 36,660 residents, five hospitals, 14 schools and six nursery schools.
A brave eyewitness braved the storm to film the moment a large two-storey maintenance building in the city lost its roof.
The footage, filmed on a mobile phone, shows a man walking towards the building and then suddenly stop in his tracks as the roof lifts away like a table cloth.
While many people were astounded by the footage, some viewers criticised the cameraman for focusing on filming the incident before helping people inside the building.
Lesha Kikesh said: “Why film it instead of calling the emergency services? It is a lot better and smarter to waste time and film it. These people make me sick.”
And User-PC added: “What an awful mentality, people might have needed help.”
In another incident, a woman, named only as Elena, was injured when a flying sheet of metal was blown from an advertising hoarding.
Elena said it could have been much worse, adding: “Thank God that it hit me on the legs and not on the head.”
Hundreds of homes in surrounding villages were also left without power because of the…
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