Video: Huge tidal bore injures 30 people in China

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Video: Huge tidal bore injures 30 people in China

More than 30 people have been injured after a huge tidal bore crashed through a protective wall at the waterfront of Haining city, in the eastern Zhejiang Province of China. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO

The wave, which came from the Qiantang River, was around 20ft high, reports the BBC.

According to the Daily Telegraph, it was given extra momentum by Typhoon Trami's arrival in eastern China.

Sky News reports that the wave set a record for the highest in a decade.

A tidal bore is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travels up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river's current.

In this instance, there were no reported deaths, but around 30 people were treated for injuries at local hospitals.

Qiantang River and bay are known as the location of one of the world's largest tidal bores, which travels at up to 40 kph (25 mph).

The natural annual wonder has become a popular attraction for visitors, but has been known to cause a number of deaths.



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