The moment a cliff collapses in New Zealand

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Published on December 7, 2019 - Duration: 00:56s

The moment a cliff collapses in New Zealand

A dramatic collapse of a cliff was captured by a local resident in a New Zealand town that declared a 'state of emergency' following a river flooding on Saturday.


The moment a cliff collapses in New Zealand

Footage shot by a local resident, Ange Protheroe, showed the moment part of Klondyke Terrace collapsed into Rangitata river at about 4 pm local time on Saturday.

It happened after a local state of emergency was declared for the south Canterbury town of Timaru district, following heavy rain.

Timaru District Council said on Facebook that there was indication of further heavy rainfall in alpine catchments on Saturday and into Sunday and have alerted Rangitata residents to be ready to evacuate at a short notice.

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