VIDEO: Mushroom cloud sparks ‘atomic bomb explosion’ fears in Russia

SIBERIA: It was a moment of extreme panic for Russians when mysterious appearance of a gigantic mushroom-shaped cloud over Russia sparked fears of a nuclear attack.

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In fact, the unusually-shaped cloud appeared as a result of a powerful thunderstorm near Kemerovo, western Siberia.

But local residents feared the worst, due to it bearing the symbol of a nuclear explosion, with many calling the emergency services.


Others were concerned that there had been an explosion at a nearby coal mine in the Kuzbass region.

It has been identified as an cumulo-nimbus cloud, which forms when a thunderstorm reaches the highest levels of the atmosphere, causing the top of the cloud to be blown to the side.

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Emergency services were inundated with calls from worried onlookers that a nuclear bomb had been dropped and that annihilation was imminent.

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Despite wave of fears among the Russians, but the terrifying-looking spectacle was in reality a rather beautiful.



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VIDEO: Mushroom cloud sparks ‘atomic bomb explosion’ fears in Russia

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