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6 killed in China after massive EXPLODING sinkhole swallows bus as passengers board (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

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.

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.

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