Yuntaishan glass path
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FilePic of Yuntaishan glass path in Central China's Henan province.
Yuntaishan glass path was seen cracked in Central China's Henan province on October 5, 2015, causing panic among the holidaymakers.

"I heard a bang from under...Everybody is screaming. I cried, 'It's really cracked! It's really cracked!' And pushed the people in front of me to get away." A netizen posted thus on weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter. He later deleted the post, saying he was too much bothered by media.

Reporter from cnr.cn contacted the staff of the Yuntaishan resort, who confirmed that the path had indeed been broken and that it has been closed for the time being. Tourists have been evacuated on scene.

Why did the crack happen? The staff member said it was due to a thermos dropped by a visitor. One of the layers of the glass path was thus broken.

The glass path was opened on September 20, 2015. Built closely along the U-shape cliff, it is 68 meters in length and overlooks a thousand-meter mountain. The glass was said to be able to carry 800 kilogram of weight per square meter.