Dramatic photos and videos show the moment a massive sinkhole opened up on a street in China, swallowing a bus and killing 6 people
A massive sinkhole opened up on a busy road in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province in China, killing six people.
Footage from the scene shows a packed bus and several pedestrians being swallowed by the hole, which suddenly opened on a busy street in the city.
At least six are believed to be dead, four missing, and a further 16 injured and in hospital, according to the South China Morning Post.
According to the BBC, which cited Chinese state media, the sinkhole was around 10 meters wide.
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Shocking photos and videos show the moment a huge sinkhole opened up in the middle of a busy road in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province in China, swallowing a bus full of passengers and nearby pedestrians, and killing six people.
The incident can be seen in the video below as posted by Chinese state media outlet, The Paper.
#UPDATE 10 people are missing and 15 are injured in Xining, #China after a bus fell into a sinkhole. A second collapse happened after the bus fell and smoke was seen emitting from the sinkhole. https://t.co/F91ltkzF4a pic.twitter.com/5SJceA3hVa
— The Paper 澎湃新闻 (@thepapercn) January 14, 2020
As passengers appear to be boarding the bus, a hole suddenly opens up in the road, swallowing the front of a bus and a signpost, as well as what appears to be several people stood on the sidewalk.
People scramble around the hole immediately after it opens up, but as it expands further more people fall into the ground, while others can be seen running away from the hole.
The incident happened at 5.30 p.m. local time on Monday as passengers prepared to board the bus outside Changcheng Hospital, killing least six people.
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