Huge sinkhole swallows bus in China killing six

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Footage shows people getting on and off the bus at a bus stop when it suddenly falls into the hole head first.

Subsequent footage shows rescuers perched precariously between the edge of the sinkhole and a nearby bus stop, as they pull someone from the hole.

A lamp-post is then seen sinking further into the hole beside the bus and the flash of an explosion is seen, followed by smoke billowing from the hole.

"I heard someone shouting 'Help!" Several more people on the street fell in the hole as it widened, swallowing the front end of the bus and a street sign. "The sound was huge. a water pipe broke, and water poured in", he said.

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As per reports, the incident happened outside a hospital in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, at 5.30 pm on Monday.

Authorities investigate after a Port Authority bus was caught in a sinkhole in downtown Pittsburgh on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.

A bus plunged into a sinkhole in a northwestern city in China, killing six people and leaving ten more missing. But the incident has caused online outrage, with many wondering why sinkholes continue to appear in Chinese cities. Fortunately, unlike the recent case in Xining, there were no casualties in the previous accident.

Only 11 days later a road collapsed in the coastal city of Xiamen, again at an underground construction site, which lured at least two vehicles into the trap.

And in October 2018 a road collapsed in Dazhou, Sichuan province, killing four people.

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