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China's Yellow River bombed to break ice

19 March 2014 Last updated at 03:07 GMT

The Chinese military has bombed a section of the frozen Yellow River in Inner Mongolia in an effort to prevent floods.

Over 20 bombshells were dropped on the river after a large amount of ice blocked its flow and caused the water level to rise.

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