Tourists dodge powerful waves crashing into shore in China


Tourists dodged powerful waves which crashed into the shore at a tide-watching watching festival in China.

Footage shows people filming near the waterfront railings of the Qiantang River before fleeing as the waves surged onto the viewing platform in Zhejiang province on October 10.

The river is known for its massive tidal bores which attract tourists from across China annually during the Tide Watching Festival in mid-autumn. Viewers will often risk getting wet to see the spectacular waves up close while security officials ensure their safety.

The tidal bores have been known to reach up to nine metres high.