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04/09/2013 15:34 BST

Xuanping: Chinese Ghost Town Emerges From Underwater (PICTURES)

These astonishing pictures show an entire village emerging from a lake - five years after it was completely flooded following a massive earthquake.

Almost 10 buildings including homes, offices and the primary school have gradually emerged from the water after the village of Xuanping was completely destroyed in 2008.

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The village has emerged again after the biggest flood in 50 years damaged the lake’s banks in July

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Buildings which once made up the village have eerily appeared again over the past two months

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the village in Beichuan County, Sichuan Province of China, causing it to be completely flooded by a barrier lake.

The water level has now fallen from 712 meters above sea level to 703 meters, resulting in the reappearance of the town.

Chinese Ghost Town Emerges From Underwater