A man is swallowed by a deep sinkhole in Gran Canaria – and almost drowned 6 meters below

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A man, 63, has been seriously injured after he and his car were swallowed by a deep sinkhole in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The man was on the verge of drowning, six meters under, when firefighters arrived and rescued him. The cause of the cavity is unknown.

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The car at the bottom of the sinkhole in which a man almost drowned and the van on top of it. Sinkhole in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

A man of 63 years has been about to drown on Friday May 15 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria after being eaten by a 6-meter-deep sinkhole in the industrial area of ​​Las Torres.

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Firefighters during the rescue.

One car has been swallowed and another was left hanging at the top of the hole. As shown in the picture, the bottom of the cavity is full of water.

The terrifying accident happened at around 10 am. It is still unsure what created the sinkhole: water main break? Underground landslide?

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