Video of tourists running away from collapsing glacier

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A large wave caused by a glacier calving – the natural process where a large section of ice breaks away – has been caught on camera in Iceland.

Tourists visiting the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, who were accompanied by an expert guide, can be seen running to safety as the wave approaches the shore.

Tourists were seen fleeing from the edge of a lagoon afters the side of a glacier collapsed.

The incident on March 31 created huge waves which were sent crashing towards the onlookers in the Jökulsárlón lagoon.

“This area is only accessible with mountain guides and everybody shown in the video had been previously instructed to immediately leave the beach if a calving occurs,” said a witness who recorded the footage.

“Due to the sheer size and proximity it was a bit of a close call but everybody was safe and stayed dry.”

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