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Tidal waves surge over banks of Chinese river

China Daily via Reuters

Residents run away as waves from a tidal bore surge past a barrier and a vehicle on the banks of the Qiantang river in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on August 31.

China Daily / Reuters

Policemen and residents run as waves from a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River in Haining, Zhejiang province on Aug. 31.

Shen Zc / EPA

People watch a tide hitting the banks of the Qiantang River in Haining city in east China's Zhejiang province on Aug. 31.

As Typhoon Nanmadol approaches eastern China, tides and waves in the Qiantang river have recorded their highest levels in 10 years, according to local media reports monitored by Reuters.

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