Three dust devils tore through an elementary-school sports event in China, lifting one boy into the air and dropping him on the ground on Wednesday, according to local media and video of the event. The student suffered minor head injuries and was taken to the hospital following the incident at Yuanquan Primary School, in China’s northern Gansu province.
Chinese state-run broadcaster CCTV said the first dust devil measured between 100 and 130 feet in height. “We immediately started to evacuate the students. But in a very short time, the second round of the dust devil arrived,” Fang Fang, a teacher at the school, told the broadcaster. READ MORE