Tourist swept off his feet

A tourist struggling in the water, before he managed to stand up and wade away, after a wave strengthened by the influence of Typhoon Dujuan hit a river bank in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, on Tuesday. Spectators watching the tides
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A tourist struggling in the water, before he managed to stand up and wade away, after a wave strengthened by the influence of Typhoon Dujuan hit a river bank in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, on Tuesday. Spectators watching the tides of Qiantang River - its high tides are a tourist attraction - at a dyke were swept by waves brought by Dujuan. As police had earlier evacuated other spectators from the areas threatened by huge waves, no casualties have been reported. Dujuan made landfall in the coastal city of Putian in south-eastern China's Fujian province on Tuesday. Dujuan killed three people and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan, the Taiwanese authorities said on Tuesday after the typhoon swept across the island before making landfall in China.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2015, with the headline 'Tourist swept off his feet'. Print Edition | Subscribe