Nineteen buildings were simultaneously demolished in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Saturday night (21 January) to make space for newer ones. The residential tower blocks went down in just ten seconds according to state broadcaster CCTV. The buildings were between seven and 12 storeys tall and totalled 150,000 square meters. It took five tonnes of explosives to level them. Vehicles patrolled the perimeter of the demolition zone, spraying the site with water to reduce the amount of dust generated by the fall, CCTV added.
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Heavy flooding hit Papeete, French Polynesia, on 22 January, forcing many residents to evacuate to higher ground. Severe weather conditions also reportedly injured 3 people, destroyed more than 100 homes and left 6,000 households without power.
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