This is the moment residents watch as a landslide sends a torrent of muddy water rushing past the front of their building sweeping away numerous parked cars.
The incident was recorded by homeowners in the city of Sanming in China’s eastern Fujian Province, where continuous heavy rainfall had caused the local Shaxi River to overflow.
The footage from 9th June shows water rushing downhill behind a residential area, sending witnesses running for their lives as they find themselves in the way of the water.
The landslide slams into parked cars and sweeps them away, carrying them along the main road which has been turned into a river.
Another video taken by nearby residents show an entire retaining wall collapsing in the rain, burying a row of parked cars in concrete and earth.
The Sanming fire service said a team of 29 rescuers were sent to the residential district, where 14 households have been relocated.
Heavy rain continues to hit the South China region where at least seven people were killed and tens of thousands have been displaced.
China’s National Meteorological Center is maintaining a yellow alert for heavy rain in the coming days.
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