This Is What It Looks Like to Get Swallowed by a Sinkhole

Terrifying event happened last weekend at bus stop in Chinese city of Harbin
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2015 7:22 AM CDT

If hearing about being sucked into a sinkhole isn't terrifying enough for you, the AP has posted a video of that happening to a group of pedestrians Saturday in China. Five people at a bus stop in the northeastern city of Harbin fell into the suddenly emerging sidewalk maw as it opened up beneath them, shown in this surveillance video that's been circulating on Chinese social media.

Three people went straight down the 10-foot-deep hole; one woman managed to grab onto pipes under the sidewalk; and a fifth person on the edge of the hole fell in sideways, according to a local TV station. All five were pulled out by people standing nearby, with four of the victims suffering minor injuries, the station reports. (A 2013 Florida sinkhole has returned.)

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