Sinkhole Opens On City Street To Swallow Pedestrian

NewsflarePublished: December 3, 2017643,122 views
Published: December 3, 2017

Security camera footage in China has captured a terrifying moment of a man suddenly falling into a sinkhole opening in the middle of a pedestrian road.

Footage shows a pedestrian walking down a road and falling into a sinkhole that unexpectedly opened beneath his feet on a pedestrian road in Nanchang City, China, swallowing his entire body.

According to local media, the man and his friends were about to cross the road when paving stones sent him falling into a hole. His friends called for help and passers-by arrived to help haul the man from the sinkhole. Rescuers eventually pulled the poor man out and fortunately, he suffered only a minor injury that left him with a few scratches.

Sinkholes are a common problem where the area lies on bedrock made of limestone or other carbonate rock that can be eaten away by acidic groundwater, forming voids that collapse when the rock can no longer support the weight of what's above it.

A sinkhole is basically any collapsed or bowl-shaped feature that's formed when a void under the ground creates a depression into which everything around it drains. Sinkholes often emerge in farmers' fields, but there's no national or international sinkhole database.

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      Mamambear009 ยท 35 weeks ago

      the guy in gray helps him out of the sink hole and immediately tries to eat and then gags๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ wtf is he doing