Dramatic footage shows sinkhole swallowing people at Chinese bus stop (VIDEO)

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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.

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.