Huge tidal wave sweeps up river in China

  • 23 August 2013
Watch the giant wave...

Footage has been captured showing a giant wave crashing into a river bank in China, destroyed protective walls and barriers.

The massive waves, reaching up to 20 metres high, crashed on to the shore near the city of Haining.

The power of the wave was intensified by flooding caused by a typhoon that hit China on Thursday.

More than 30 people were injured by the giant wave and were taken to hospital. No-one was reported to have died.