CHINA – Several motorists narrowly dodged being buried underneath tonnes of rubble after a massive landslide suddenly occurred on a busy highway.
Side of a Mountain Collapsing
Video footage shows people standing on the road, filming the heart-stopping moment the entire side of a mountain collapses on Dongda Highway, in Guanyang County, in southern China‘s Guangxi Region.
Massive chunks of rock and soil were seen crumbling making a thunderous sound.
Numerous trees were dragged down along with the landslide that piled onto the road, blocking both lanes.
Another video, apparently filmed from the other side of the landslide, shows huge boulders tumbling down the mountain.
Fear Gripped People
In the video onlookers can be heard shouting as they narrowly escape tragedy.
According to the government office of Dongjing Yao Township where the incident occurred, rainfall caused a landslide on the Niujiang River section of Dongda Highway, but no casualties were reported.
Currently, the affected section is blocked in both directions.
What is Government Doing About it?
Government officials stated that the collapse began on 31st January and efforts are underway to restore traffic.
The township government has advised vehicles to take alternative routes in the meantime.