04/09/2013 11:34 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.


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


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.

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