Canadian man casually mows lawns as massive tornado looms

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Theunis Wessels told media he was aware of the tornado behind him and was "keeping an eye on it" as he mowed. Photo credit: Cecilia Wessels

A Canadian man has shown his commitment to getting the job done in a widely-shared photo of him mowing the lawn as a mega tornado rages in the background.

Theunis Wessels was pictured working away in his backyard seemingly oblivious to the major hazard looming nearby.

The tornado struck the town of Three Hills in Alberta on Friday evening (local time) but is not thought to have killed anyone.

Mr Wessels told media he was aware of the tornado behind him and was "keeping an eye on it". He insists it was much further away than it appears in the photo.

The picture has prompted many quips on the internet, with one Twitter user joking "Nothing stops a Canadian from mowing his lawn."

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