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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.