By Taniya Dutta
This is the moment a man and his son were literally knocked over by a massive gust while taking a cover in a hospital in northeast India.
The father and son, who could not be identified, were returning from school on May 10 when winds at the speed of 100 kmph pounded Aizwal, the capital city of the mountainous state Mizoram.
Dr Isaac Lalremruapa was recording the heavy winds sweeping the city when the father clinging his little son to his chest was seen flung into the air while running to Greenwood Hospital for shelter.
Luckily, the two were unhurt and left the hospital within few minutes.
Dr Isaac said: “The winds were very strong. We all were standing under the shed waiting for the winds to stop. I casually was recording the moment in my camera phone when I saw this father running to the hospital with his son.
“Just when he was to get under the shed, the two were knocked by the strong winds.
“Somehow the father regained balance and escaped unhurt. The two left the hospital within few minutes after the wind stopped.
“I could not approach them because we all were standing put there but I am glad they were not hut.”
Several parts of India has been hit by a trail of thunderstorms in a span of only ten days.
A squall and dust storm with a wind speed of up to 109 kmph battered several parts of the country Sunday evening killing at leas 41 people and hundreds injured.
At several places in north India including Delhi, high-velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail and air services.
About 100 houses were gutted in a fire which broke out due to lightning in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district late Sunday night.
The sky turned inky around 4:30 pm and gusty winds lashed the national capital causing the temperature to drop to 25.2 degrees Celsius.
At least 134 people were killed and more than 400 were injured in the first thunderstorm and lightening on May 2nd.