In China the Video footage has surfaced online showing four people disappearing into a sinkhole that suddenly opened up beneath them. The victims, one with serious injuries, they were waiting at a bus stop. According to the online news portal of dbw.cn, the incident took place in the northeastern city of Harbin on Saturday evening just before 6 pm. Even Xinhua, the state news agency, tweeted the footage on Wednesday afternoon, and was uploaded Youku, the mainland’s version of YouTube.
The surveillance footage aired on a local television station on Monday, and started appearing on other television stations on Wednesday.
Watch the video: How the people fell down into a sinkhole in bustop
Sinkholes are fairly common on the mainland’s roads and have caused several accidents in Harbin in recent years. On Saturday a surveillance CCTV footage shows people walking on a tiled pavement when suddenly a large section collapses, swallowing the two men and two women. Four victims were quickly rescued and rushed to hospital for treatment.
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The report gave no further details about the condition of the severely injured victim. Local authorities are investigating the incident, and the collapsed area has been repaired.