You’ve seen this scene a thousand times in the movies. It’s one of those action movie cliches we’ve learned to accept, expect, and even love. The car bursting into flames while the hero walks towards the camera without looking back. The veteran cop who gets the mission of a lifetime just one day before retiring. And, of course, the bridge which collapses one second after the hero reaches the other side.
But this is not a movie, this is real life. It happened in Guilin, in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region this Monday. According to CGTN, the area has been suffering rainstorms since last weekend and the weather has caused landslides and destroyed over 30 square kilometers of crops. At least this story had a happy ending, and both woman and baby made it safely to the other side of the river.