Dramatic footage shows sinkhole swallowing people at Chinese bus stop (VIDEO)
CCTV footage has emerged from China showing the shocking moment when four people fell into a sinkhole as the pavement suddenly gave away beneath them.
The surveillance footage shows several commuters waiting for a bus in Harbin, in northeast Heilongjiang Province on Saturday, when a sinkhole opens up in the pavement, swallowing them.
Sinkhole opens near NE China bus stop, 4 people fall in #XinhuaTVpic.twitter.com/X77aAl2ixz— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) August 26, 2015
Four people fell directly into the hole, suffering minor injuries, according to local reports. The video also shows a woman trapped on a steel beam just below the pavement.
A group of bystanders can be seen helping to rescue the victims.
Local media reported the sinkhole was two meters deep.The cause of the incident is under investigation.