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Massive Sinkhole Opens Up And Swallows Rolls-Royce

Claire Reid

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Massive Sinkhole Opens Up And Swallows Rolls-Royce

If you think you're having a bad day, then check out this bloke's misfortune.

A man has lost his $740,000 (£560,000) Rolls-Royce, after a massive sink hole opened up beneath him and swallowed it.

The giant sinkhole only affected the one car. Credit: Asia Wire


The man was driving his luxury car in Harbin, the capital of north-eastern China's Heilongjiang province, when the bizarre incident happened.

The owner of the car had to climb out of the window to escape as the car began to disappear into the ground.

He said: "I waited at a red light, and as soon as it turned green and I set off, the road caved in."

Once the man was safely out of the vehicle, the road was closed off and workers arrived to hoist the car out.


The massive sinkhole was six-foot deep and over six-foot wide, and the Rolls-Royce didn't stand a chance as it headed in to it, front first.

Credit: Asia Wire


Despite how dramatic it looks the man is reported to have suffered no injuries and the car looks in pretty good nick - although there's no saying what damage might have happened to the engine.

He must be absolutely gutted. Although it's probably safe to assume that if he can cough up that much for a car, he's probably got the money to insure it.

And, it could be worse. One US woman lost her entire house after a massive sinkhole opened up beneath it last month. An elderly couple spotted a small crack in the pavement behind their house on Monday September 18, and by Tuesday, there was a massive sinkhole and the couple lost their home of over 50 years.

Sixty-nine-year-old Ellen Miller told Fox 35 Orlando: "The sound was hard to believe. It was very, very loud. The windows cracked breaking. It was hard to watch."


The couple lost their entire house after a sinkhole opened up beneath it. Credit: Fox 35 Orlando

The couple were about to call an expert after first spotting the crack, but had no time, as the property started to crumble away just a few hours later.

Fortunately, they were able to call relatives who helped them save some of their belongings.


The massive sinkhole measured 25-foot across and 15-foot deep.

Sources: Fox Orlando

Featured Image Credit: Asia Wire

Topics: China

Claire Reid
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