A dust devil sweeps away a football match in Peru

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Dust devils are small whirlwinds that pick up debris, dust, or whatever comes their way as they roll across the earth at high speed.

A football match in Peru was briefly interrupted by the dust devil.

Fans who came to watch a football match were shocked to see a dust devil or a whirlwind in the Tambogrande district final between Semillero and San Andres in Copa Peru. The incident happened on May 8, when a strong dust storm interrupted the football match, forcing the players to flee the pitch.

The natural phenomenon was filmed during a live broadcast of the game by a Piura-based media company. The swirling column of dust engulfed the pitch and caused a frenzy among the players on the pitch as well as the viewers in the stands.

In the now-viral video, the dust devil can be seen making his way down the middle of the pitch, sending everyone running and temporarily delaying the game. Since being shared, this clip has left everyone stunned on Internet.

Watch the video here:

According The Guardian, shortly after a goal was scored by Semillero making the score 1-1, the unusual whirlwind suddenly hit one end of the field. He ran across the entire pitch and briefly interrupted the game as the spectators stood stunned watching him.

The whirlwind, which is often mistaken for a tornado, caused no apparent damage but delayed the game for some time.

For the uninitiated, dust devils are small whirlwinds that pick up debris, dust, or whatever comes their way as they roll across the earth at high speed. People often confuse them with tornadoes, which form with a downward wind movement that contrasts with the upward movement.

It was not the first time such an incident had occurred. Last year in July, footballers at a tournament in Bolivia faced the same scenario when a devil of dust suddenly interrupted their game.

A shocking video was captured in which the powerful gust of wind blew a person’s clothing through the air as players ran for their lives. However, the whirlwind caused no damage but only delayed the start of a tournament final in Achocalla, BNC News reported.

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