Gone with the wind: Car gets blown away by typhoon in Taiwan (VIDEO)

© Hermelinda Gemma
Incredible dashcam footage has emerged of a car literally being blown away by a powerful gust of wind as Typhoon Soudelor magnified by torrential rains raged across Taiwan.

The dashcam footage shows debris and dust flying in front of the vehicle, with dark skies above and a tornado twisting up ahead. A car appears from the left, and is instantly thrown to the right by the fierce wind – and then disappears from view completely.

The couple inside the car with the dashcam start shouting in horror, and then they see someone by the side of the road. The driver runs up to find out if the person is okay, and the footage stops there.

Seventeen people have been killed, and over 100 injured, while four are missing.

Three million households have been left without electricity, and 279 domestic, as well as 37 international flights have been canceled.

Thousands have been evacuated, and about 1,300 people are currently in temporary shelters.