Skip to comments.Four killed after massive sinkhole opens in Chinese city
Posted on 10/09/2018 7:07:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin
According to state media, the sinkhole opened up around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Dazhou, Sichuan province. Dramatic video from the scene showed people suddenly plunging through the pavement as it collapsed beneath them.
Two victims died after being pulled from the pit and rushed to a hospital, state media said. They were reportedly married only days before.
Efforts to rescue the other victims, a father and his young son, were unsuccessful, with the two found dead on Tuesday afternoon.
The presence of high-voltage power cables and water pipes made the rescue work especially difficult.
"Given what we found in the hole, cables are crossed in a mess, including two high-tension lines, weak electric wires and gas pipelines," Gao added.
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The lady with the umbrella was walking along on the light colored pavement squares. As soon as she put her weight on her right foot on the dark area, the whole thing collapsed.
Holy flied lice!
Those men should have had ropes tied around them so they could not go down and then be pulled up..
I remember reading of such a thing happening in Britain. Some guy was whistling “When the Role is called up yonder” when the ground opened and swallowed him.
It was in either Ripley’s Believe It Or Not or Elsie Hix’ Strange As It Seems.
It happened in Florida a few years back.
I thought Florida had a monopoly on sinkholes.
Lowered down shovels so the people can dig their way to my parent’s back yard?
lol, you funny guy..
Can I steal this and use it one day offline??
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