Car is picked up by tornado in repair shop parking lot

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One motorist in Lafayette, Louisiana, might be facing an unexpectedly large repair bill after their car was flipped by a tornado while it was in for servicing.

The white saloon was parked at the back of the Auto Xtreme Collision Center's car park when the wind lifted the vehicle off its wheels.

The footage, from KTRK ABC 13 shows the vehicle sitting in the car park before the tornado picks it up and flips it end over end, before dropping it a few feet away. Thankfully, nobody appears to have been injured in the incident and no other vehicles seem to have been seriously damaged.

According to the broadcaster, the tornado was part of a weather system that killed five people over the weekend as it swept across three states.