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Massive sinkhole swallows up cars in China

Posted on Wednesday, 19 August, 2020 | Comment icon 4 comments

Incredibly nobody was injured. Image Credit: CCTV 13 / YouTube / Emre Arikan
Almost two dozen vehicles disappeared beneath the ground after a sinkhole opened up in China this week.
The idea that the ground can suddenly give way beneath your feet and swallow you up is a pretty terrifying one; for years we've seen video clips - especially from China - showing unsuspecting cars and pedestrians disappearing into the ground without any warning.
This latest example, which occurred earlier today, serves as a stark reminder of just how dangerous sinkholes can be.

The footage, which was captured by a street CCTV camera in Sichuan province, shows an entire section of car park next to a shopping mall collapsing into the ground in a cloud of dust and debris.

According to reports, 21 vehicles were swallowed up, however miraculously nobody was injured.

It is believed that recent torrential rainfall in the region may have been responsible.

Source: Autoblog | Comments (4)

Tags: Sinkhole

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by NCC1701 on 19 August, 2020, 21:41
Now i know where my package went.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Silver Surfer on 20 August, 2020, 11:13
Nom nom nom nom nom.  
Comment icon #3 Posted by mdbuilder on 20 August, 2020, 12:48
Doesn't bode well for the Three Gorges Dam...
Comment icon #4 Posted by DieChecker on 22 August, 2020, 3:53
That wad dramatic. Looks like the ground under the pavement had almost all gone. It was just at the edges where it was held up. Lycky the street and adjacent building were better built.

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