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Ice jam destroys houses, blocks roads in Shanxi

2009-01-19 07:26:53 GMT2009-01-19 15:26:53 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Houses are submerged in chunks of ice at the tourist area at the Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River in Jixian county, Linfen, north China's Shanxi Province, January 18, 2009. An ice jam in the river flooded the area, suddenly raising the water level, destroying houses and blocking roads. [CFP]

Local residents stand in front of their houses after a sudden ice jam on the Yellow River flooded the area Sunday morning, January 18, 2009. So far no casualties have been reported. [CFP]

A street lamp is submerged in chunks of ice on a road to Hukou Waterfall, a famous tourist spot on the Yellow River in Jixian county, Linfen, north China's Shanxi Province, January 18, 2009. An ice jam in the river flooded the area, suddenly raising the water level Sunday morning, destroying houses and blocking roads. So far no casualties have been reported. [CFP]

People walk around large chunks of ice on a road to flee their homes destroyed by a sudden ice jam on the Yellow River Sunday morning, January 18, 2009. So far no casualties have been reported. [CFP]

In this December 7, 2008 file photo, Hukou waterfall is frozen due to temperature dropping, turning its splashing water beads into ice of various shapes - a great attraction to winter tourists. [Asianewsphoto]

Houses were submerged in chunks of ice at the tourist area at the Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River in Jixian county, Linfen, north China's Shanxi Province, January 18, 2009.

An ice jam in the river flooded the area, suddenly raising the water level, destroying houses and blocking roads.

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