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Giant Rubber Duck Washed Away By Flood

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Well, it was supposed to be good weather for ducks.

A giant yellow rubber duck sculpture has reportedly been swept away by floodwaters from the Nanming River in China's Guizhou Province, where it was on display.

The 59 foot high structure disappeared on Wenesday despite it weighting over a tonne, and being attached to a 10 tonne metal platform anchored to the riverbed with steel wires.

Exhibition co-ordinator Yan Jianxin told the Wall Street Journal's China Real Time blog that, "the duck flopped over and was flushed away really quickly by the torrential flood. It disappeared right in front of me."

The duck has been on tour around the world since 2007 and has previously exploded when on display in Taiwan and deflated in Hong Kong. Maybe it just thought Hong Kong was going to be a bit better than it actually was.

A reward has been offered for the safe return of the duck; if it is not found, organisers will arrange for a replacement duck to be delivered.

(Images: Rex)

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