Spectacular moments caught on camera when several meter high waves are speeding up through the Ganga River in India. The 1st wave was so powerful that it destroyed a dock ramp and the 2nd wave at night even washed away some spectators standing too close to the water. In this case a high tide caused such massive waves. Luckily, no serious injuries have been reported in connection with the two incidents.
In the Ganga river, the largest tidal bores usually take place between March and May. Unfortunately every year many people die because they don’t take the warnings seriously. According to reports a tidal bore in 1876 killed up to a hundred thousand people (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooghly_River#cite_note-NGeo-7).
The power of such tidal waves can be compared to tsunami waves as they wipe out almost everything, including boats, making their way upwards the river.
A tidal bore is a tidal phenomenon in which the incoming tide forms waves of water that travels upwards against the direction of a river or a bay's current. Tidal bores only occur in a few locations worldwide with a large tidal range. Some of the most famous locations for these waves are the Ganges River in Kolkata, India (seen in this video), the Kampar River in Indonesia (can be seen in here: https://youtu.be/pKd0PCI6Sx4)
and the Qiantang River in China, at which the world's largest bore is reaching heights of up to 9 meters. Unfortunately several people die each year in connection with these tidal bores (also find more information about a tidal bore here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_bore).
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