6 killed in China after massive EXPLODING sinkhole swallows bus as passengers board (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
At least six people were killed after a vast sinkhole opened under a bus in northwestern China, swallowing the vehicle and its commuters whole. Ten others remain missing after the accident.
Remarkable footage of the incident surfaced on social media, showing the moment the ground gave way beneath the bus as it stopped to pick up passengers in the city of Xining, sending it head-first into a large hole. At least one explosion can be seen inside the hole moments later.
#China A bus fell into a suddenly developed sinkhole when passengers were boarding the bus at the bus stop.Explosions and fire are visible from the sinkhole.This happened in Xining, Qinghai Province; some sources suggest 13 were injured and 2 are still missing. pic.twitter.com/ieB1TdnfvX— W. B. Yeats (@WBYeats1865) January 13, 2020
Rescue teams are now searching for the 10 passengers still missing and the cause of the accident is still under investigation, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.
While uncommon, sinkholes occur from time to time in China, with one 60-meter hole opening up in Guyuan last September, devouring a taxi cab whole. Fortunately, unlike the recent case in Xining, there were no casualties.Also on rt.com Plucky taxi driver escapes disaster as sinkhole swallows car in China (PHOTO, VIDEO)
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