Shocking power: Hurricane smashes man into concrete stairs in Crimea (VIDEO)
The aftermath of the natural disaster that hit several Russian and Ukrainian regions last week is still sending waves across social networks, with hurricane photos and videos surfacing online.
One video shows a man clinging to a tent in the Crimean city of Sevastopol; he is either trying to hold it in place or attempting to stay grounded as gale-force winds blow all around him.
Unfortunately, his tight grip was not enough – a strong gust of wind swells the tent like a sail and then tosses the man a few meters upwards as if he were a feather.
After hitting the stairs, the man looks injured, but is able to limp away with the help of others who came running. The gazebo can be seen lying upside down on the ground after being completely banged up by the wind.
The footage also shows heavy rain and hail at the time of the incident.
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There were other reports of winds overturning trees and breaking power lines in Crimea. Over 200 villages were left without power in the Black Sea peninsula following the storm, according to media reports.
The storm also hit most of Ukraine and bordering southern Russian regions, ripping off roofs and leaving many without electricity.
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