An enormous sinkhole has devoured Rideau Street just next to a shopping mall in downtown Ottawa, causing a gas leak and forcing the evacuation of all nearby businesses on June 8, 2016.
The giant crater has swallowed the entire Rideau Street, from sidewalk to sidewalk.
This surreal video by Jean Delisle shows that the hole has became a sort of new swimming pool right in downtown Ottawa.
Now look at the water gushing into the whole… It’s insane:
Not looking good on Rideau/Sussex. Avoid the area completely. Hope everyone is ok. pic.twitter.com/j2uNS7J6a4
— Jeff Elliott (@JeffyE1979) June 8, 2016
Even a car didn’t resist to the giant crater:
— Anne-Sophie Alarie (@_Sophster) June 8, 2016
People are advised to avoid the scene. Electricity and gas are cut in the area. Here another video from CBC News:
Luckily, there are no reports of injuries.