A torrential downpour triggered the collapse of a five-story building into a riverbank in Tibet on Saturday.
The building’s destruction came after days of heavy rain which raised Qambo Prefecture river levels to dangerous heights and eroded the surrounding bank, reports the China Weather Network.
Bystanders filmed the residential building as it toppled backwards right into the Ziqu river in an almighty crash.
Tibet’s Changdu City has been hard hit, with the local Ziqu River eroding its banks and bursting out over surrounding terrain at the weekend.
According to Local Media, The river held back in part by a bridge, gradually ate away the soil away beneath the yellow waterfront structure. All occupants were evacuated long before the collapse.
A heavy red truck — also abandoned by its driver — also fell victim to the churning brown tide. China Central Television says the region’s heavy rains have washed away more than 57km of roads, damaged 24 bridges and cut power lines.