Bubble trouble: 50ft tsunami of foam sweeps through village after chemical spill (Photos)Submitted by emalvini on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 12:37
Bubble trouble: 50ft tsunami of foam sweeps through village after chemical spill (Photos)
* Wall of bubbles sparked panic in China's Guangdong province as it swept along a river
* Suds are thought to have been created when a chemical was swept into the river by heavy rainfall
* Officials in Xintang said the mass of foam was 'harmless'
PUBLISHED: 08:18 EST, 29 September 2012 | UPDATED: 08:25 EST, 29 September 2012
This wall of foam sparked widespread panic among locals as it rushed along a river in southern China.
The mass of soapy suds blanketed the water in Xintang, in China's Guangdong province, leading to evacuations along the banks of the river.
But officials have now said the only threat posed by the foam - thought to have been caused by chemicals washed into the river - was the possibility of 'one or two dead fish' lurking in the bubbles