Freak winds hit Russia
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The moment a woman and child escaped with their lives as hurricane-force winds blow the roof off a building just behind them has been caught on camera.

Russia's Krasnodar Krai region has long been known for its benign climate. There's a natural spa that attracts tourist all year round.

But it can also get pretty windy.

Windy enough, in fact, to blow the roof right off the city registrar's office in the town of Labinsk.

A woman and a small child passing by had a worryingly narrow escape when the entire roof came crashing down, almost in one complete piece.

No-one has been reported harmed in the shocking incident.