WATCH: Ice explosions on Chinese river

A series of ice-breaking detonations were carried out on Sunday at a melting section of the Heilongjiang River in northeast China to prevent potential ice jams that could pose danger to nearby residents.

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The blasts broke the frozen river surface and sent plumes of ice flying high into the air, creating a spectacular scene along the Mohe County section of the Heilongjiang River in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.

The detonation operation was implemented along a five-kilometer stretch of the river which is also known as the Amur River, a boundary river between China and Russia.