At least six dead as huge sinkhole swallows bus and pedestrians in China (photos)

Not lesser than 6 people have been confirmed death and sixteen others injured after a massive sinkhole opened up and swallowed a bus and pedestrians in the city of Xining in Qinghai province in China.

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According to reports, more than 1,000 emergency workers attended the scene of the incident at about 5.30 pm on Monday, January 13th and rescuers searched for 4 missing people, while the ones injured were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

From the photos of the road collapse, the vehicle almost entirely underground close to a bus-stop as people ran for safety.

The cause of the shocking incident is still under investigation according to the state-run broadcaster CCTV.

It should be recalled that back in 2016, at least 3 people fell into a massive sinkhole in central Henan province, which open up and swallowed a section of road and passersby. Also, in 2013, 5 people lost their lives when a 10m (33ft) wide sinkhole opened up at the gates of an industrial estate in Shenzhen, China.

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