China record floods dampen feet of Giant Buddha statue
- A giant statue of Buddha in China has had its toes dampened by floodwater for the first time since the 1940s.
- The 71m-tall statue, a UNESCO heritage site, was carved out of a rock face near Chengdu in Sichuan province around the 8th century A.D.
- It is normally high above the waterline, but the area has been hit by the worst flooding in 70 years.
- More than 1 lakh people had to be moved to safety.