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Disclaimer: I have no real idea as to what’s going on in today’s video because everyone’s speaking in Russian.
I just know that it’s absolutely bonkers-crazy and scary.
The video starts with panicked yells as ice fishermen on shore try to warn those still out on the ice about the impending danger. Ice fishing gear is strewn about—presumably from folks who ran for their lives when they saw the waves rolling in.
Those stuck out farthest on the ice pick up the pace as they realize they’re in real danger.
Check it out:
Truly a horrifying scenario. The ice undulates beneath them, breaking apart as they run. One guy close to shore looks unconcerned until the ice breaks all around him.
Unfortunately, there’s no video description, so I had to rely on the comments to find out what caused the fairly thick ice to break up so quickly.
The culprit seems to be a dry cargo ship with a large load traveling too close to shore. The large vessel caused huge waves that smashed the ice apart like glass.
As far as I can tell, everyone made it safely to shore.