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Powerful whirly-wind lifts tiles off two roofs at Bundamba

Now showing: The Bundy Twister.
Now showing: The Bundy Twister. Candice Matheson

A POWERFUL whirly-wind lifted tiles off the roofs of two homes in Bundamba last Thursday and petrified an eye witness who saw its destructive force.

The small dust twister sprung to life at 3pm in Littleford Circuit and was seen in action by resident Candice Matheson.

"My dog was just barking as if someone was doing something out the front which is why I came running out," she told the QT. "There was a whirly-wind in a driveway and I got my phone and filmed it.

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"It was like a mini tornado. It was so powerful.

"It was in the construction site and lifting stuff up in the air everywhere. It lifted a washing basket and I had a big pile of stuff in the back yard.

"It damaged two houses. It lifted the tiles.

"I was petrified. My heart was pounding out of my chest."

Kathryn O'Connell, whose father lives in one of the damaged houses, said she received a phone call to tell her about the damage.

"I got a phone call from my real estate agent to tell me the roof of my house had been lifted," she said. "I was at my friend's place up the road.

"It was a frightening thing to hear.

"The roof tiles had been lifted off and fell down the side.

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