Monday 26 September 2016

Woman 'disappears' down London sinkhole

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Published 23/04/2015 | 11:54

The hole outside the cafe in North End Road in Fulham, London Credit: ktkittenkat
The hole outside the cafe in North End Road in Fulham, London Credit: ktkittenkat
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A woman is believed to be hospital after falling down a hole outside a café in London.

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Ambulance services were called to the North End Road in Fulham at around 8.50am when witnesses reported seeing a woman apparently disappear when a section of “pavement collapse” beneath her outside the Marrakech Express café.

The woman, believed to be in her mid-40s, was rescued by fire crews before being treated for minor injuries.

Early reports indicated that a pram was seen going into the hole with the woman but London police are reporting that only a woman was being treated for injuries.

It is believed that the woman was pushing a shopping trolley when she stumbled into the four metre deep hole outside the café in north west London.

The scene has seen been cordoned off to prevent further accidents.

Woman reported to have disappeared down the hole Credit: ktkittenkat
Woman reported to have disappeared down the hole Credit: ktkittenkat

An eyewitness reported hearing a "loud scream" before the woman disappeared into the hole  

A picture posted on instagram shows a hole in the ground outside Marrakech Express in North End Road, Fulham.

User Kate Sissons posted the picture on Instagram saying: "OMG! Poor woman and pram just disappeared down this hole on North End Rd. Shes stuck down there."

Adding: ‘It just happened! Loud scream and all i could see was the pram. Ambulance and fire on way to get her out. Scary. V v scary."

Credit: ktkittenkat
Credit: ktkittenkat

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