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WATCH: Argentina ice arch collapse caught on video

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By Euronews
WATCH: Argentina ice arch collapse caught on video

<p>Chunks of Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier collapsed on Thursday (March 10) as large chunks of ice plunged into Lake Argentina.</p> <p>The Patagonian glacier known as the “White Giant” is one of Argentina’s biggest attractions. </p> <p>Tourists and locals visited the site, located in the city El Calafate, in the Santa Cruz Province, in recent days, hoping to catch a glimpse of the rare spectacle.</p> <p>Local media reported thousands of tourists were on the observation deck when the roof of an ice tunnel caved in on Thursday.</p> <p>The rupture occurred after partial break-ups began on Tuesday (March 8), according to local media. </p> <p>The glacier sheds ice roughly every four years.</p> <p>The glacier last ruptured in March, 2012.</p>