Strong winds throw beach umbrellas around

Beachgoers were sent running for cover in Italy

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Eerie footage has captured the moment a howling whirlwind charged ashore in Italy, tossing beach gear aloft.

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The video shows parasols flying left, right and centre as the wind takes hold.

People can be heard screaming in the background which is no surprise given the speed at which the beach accessories are flying around.

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