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Qiantang River tide spectators injured

(People's Daily Online)

14:36, September 01, 2011

On Wednesday, the Qiantang River tides, strengthened by the tropical storm Nanmadol, left more than 20 onlookers wounded. The tides were the biggest in nine years. Each year, thousands of people flock to watch the magnificent tide on the 18th day of the 8th lunar month, which is also around the Mid-Autumn Festival that falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Many local residents and tourists had come to the dike to watch the annual event, when the tidal surge occurred.(CFP Photo)

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