Massive Rock Nearly Crushes Car In Chinese Landslide

On September 1, 2013 by Tim Newman

Why are lanslides in China so common

This video is incredible. It’s more Hollywood than Hollywood. It was taken in Keelung Badouzi, China. China has a big problem with landslides due to the massive rainfall they’ve received since July 2013. The rainfall has exacerbated existing geological instability from the earthquake it was served in 2008.

On July 10th 2013, in Dujiangyan City, Sichuan a massive landslide that covered two square km buried 11 homes and killed at least 18 people. Later the same day another landslide trapped 2000 people in a tunnel (they were all rescued a few hours later) and another 3 people were killed in a separate mud slide elsewhere in the region.

The dashcam footage below shows the initial wave of a mudslide smashing into the car in front and jolting it hardily. Luckily the first wave moved the vehicle just far enough away to miss the massive multi-tonne boulder that follows.


Unsurprisingly this has racked up millions of hits.


Click here for another amazing video of a narrow escape from a Chinese landslide.


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