Dramatic footage shows a huge tornado ripping through a German neighbourhood leaving chaos in its wake.
The lightening-covered storm left one driver injured and around 50 homes damaged.
Several buildings in the Viersen district in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia were severely damaged after the tornado swept over the region on Wednesday around 6pm.
Stunned onlookers filmed the tornado as it swirled sand, dirt and hail in a vortex that destroyed gardens and property.
Around 50 houses were damaged and so far there has been at least one casualty, a 23-year-old driver.