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US News Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China

11:41  14 january  2020
11:41  14 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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An enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and pedestrians in China , sparking an explosion, killing six people and leaving 10 more missing, state media said Tuesday. In 2016, at least three people fell into a huge sinkhole in central Henan province, which swallowed a section of road and passersby.

BEIJING: An enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and pedestrians in China , sparking an explosion, killing six people and leaving 10 more missing, state media reported on Tuesday. Footage showed people at a bus stop running from the collapsing road, as the bus -- jutting into the air -- sank halfway

a group of people walking down the street: A bus and several passersby fell into the huge sinkhole as it spread © STR A bus and several passersby fell into the huge sinkhole as it spread

An enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and pedestrians in northwest China, sparking an explosion, killing six people and leaving four more missing, state media said Tuesday.

Footage showed people at a bus stop running from the collapsing road as the vehicle -- jutting into the air -- sank into the ground.

Several people disappeared into the sinkhole as it spread, including what appeared to be a child. The incident also triggered an explosion inside the hole, video showed.

Sinkholes are not unknown in China, where they are often blamed on construction works and the country's rapid pace of development.

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At least six people have been killed and 16 injured after an enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and a number of pedestrians in central China . The incident occurred on Monday evening outside a hospital in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province. CCTV footage showed an explosion inside the sinkhole

Bus plunged into the hole yesterday when passengers were boarding. The accident occurred on a stretch of busy street in Xining, Qinghai. Rescuers are seen preparing to lift a bus out of a sinkhole after a stretch of busy road collapsed in China . Six people have been killed and 10 remain missing

The incident occurred at around 5:30 pm (0930 GMT) on Monday in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, the state-run broadcaster CCTV said.

A search and rescue operation involving more than 1,000 people and 30 vehicles was underway, according to the official Xinhua news agency. An investigation into the cause has been opened.

Video footage published by state broadcaster CGTN showed a person being pulled from the hole by rescue workers.

The collapse left an 80-square-metre (860-square-foot) pit in the street outside a hospital.

The 16 injured were taken to hospital and are in a stable condition, Xinhua added, citing a local emergency management official.

An earlier report indicated that 10 people were missing but Xinhua said four were unaccounted for.

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An enormous sinkhole has swallowed a bus and pedestrians in China , killing six people and leaving 10 missing. Footage on state media showed people at a bus stop running from the collapsing road, as the bus – jutting into the air – sank . Several people disappeared as the sinkhole spread, including

At least six people were killed after a vast sinkhole opened under a bus idling on the side of the road in northwest China , swallowing 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.

In 2016, at least three people fell into a huge sinkhole in central Henan province, which swallowed a section of road and passersby.

An initial investigation showed the collapse might have been caused by water pipes buried under the road breaking up due to the rain.

In 2013, five people died when a 10-metre (33-foot) wide sinkhole opened up at the gates of an industrial estate in Shenzhen.

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