Tuesday 25 July 2017

VIDEO: Watch the moment sinkhole in China swallows four people

Cormac Fitzgerald

This surveillance footage from China shows the moment a sinkhole opens up in the ground and swallows unsuspecting people.

The incident occurred at a bus stop in the Heilongjiang Province on Saturday.

The footage shows a 10-square metre section of pavement completely giving way, plunging four people beneath the ground while one woman got trapped on a steel structure just beneath the surface.

A group of bystanders are shown standing around the hole, before they manage to rescue the unlucky victims.

It is reported that four people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and that the cause of the incident is still being investigated.

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