The accident, likely to have been triggered by continuous rainfall, took place at around 4pm on Wednesday in the Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County.
The heart-stopping moment was captured by a car’s dashcam and showed several vehicles, including a truck, being violently swept away by the force of the mudflow.
“Our vehicles were moving one by one. And then suddenly I saw the mud falling and collapsing, I was scared to death. Before I knew it, the mud hit me head on and my car was turned over,” recalled Xu, a driver caught in the disaster. Read more