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Monstrous Tidal Bore Hits The Qiantang River

14/08/2014 16:03 BST | Updated 14/08/2014 16:59 BST

Just move back from the river… is what you’re probably shouting at the screen. Despite being a regular occurrence, the tidal bore that swept up the Qiantang River in China's Zhejiang province on Wednesday took onlookers by surprise, throwing a cloud of dirty water over the barriers, leaving many soaked and writhing on the ground. The unusual shape of the river sends these huge waves careering upstream, with the Qiantang bore believed to be the largest in the world, boasting waves more than 11 metres high.

Surging tidal bore crashes over wall China