Extraordinary Laoyncang tidal waves injure 20 spectators in China


Around 40,000 people were watching the tides at the Laoyancang dam of the Qiantang River in east China, when the biggest return tide in nine years destroyed the barriers, washing out about 100 tourists, security guards, a reporter and a car. Twenty people were injured, including nine with serious injuries. Read for instance crienglish.com and 3news.co.nz.


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