Weird “tornado” causes boat to capsize in Beijing park

A weird dust devil caused a boat to capsize in Beihai Park in Beijing on Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses say a violently rotating column of wind was first spotted on the bank of a lake, and then quickly swept to the waters in the park, which is located close to the Forbidden City in the heart of the Chinese capital.

A number of boats were affected. One of them was turned over. Two people on the boat fell into the water but were then rescued by the park’s water patrol staff.

The dust devil lasted around two minutes.

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