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China Floods: Road suddenly collapses swallowing parked lorry in viral video

A video of a Chinese road collapsed swallowing a parked lorry by devastating floods has gone viral.

Footage shows the street alongside a riverbank suddenly ripped in half as the large vehicle being dropped and washed away by raging floodwaters.

No casualties have been reported from the incident that occurred today in China’s south-western province Sichuan, said Chinese media.

The terrifying incident happened following torrential rains battered the city of Ya’an in Sichuan province.

The video released by local police captures the terrifying moment the road with several parked vehicles collapsing as onlookers cried in shock.

No passengers were in the lorry at the time of the incident, a traffic police officer told Chinese media.

The road has been sealed off with no vehicles allowed to pass through, said Ya’an police.

The collapse is believed to be triggered by the heavy rains in the region, reported Chinese media.

Regions across China have been hit by torrential downpours since the flood season began in June.