Monster 100ft Sinkhole Swallows up Lorry and E-Bike in Guangzhou, China – 3 Missing

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Three people including a father and a his on-month-old son are missing after a giant sinkhole swallowed a street sweeper and an electric bike before filling with water.

CCTV footage captured the moment a sanitation lorry carrying a driver, 51, and his son, 26, disappeared into the ground in Guangzhou, southeast China.

Municipal officials say the freak accident happened at the junction of Guangzhou Avenue and Yodong West Road at around 9.30am local time on December 1.

Witnesses were seen screaming as they walked around the growing sinkhole that is now measuring an amazing 100ft across.

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Three people missing after giant 100ft sinkhole swallows up lorry and scooter in Guangzhou, China. Picture via Youtube video

The search was still ongoing for the lorry occupants, as well as a third victim who was on an electric bike, more than 24 hours after the incident.

Two of the 3 victims are reportedly a newlywed father and his one-month-old baby.

Meanwhile, workers have started filling the collapsed area to stop the sinkhole from expanding.

Sinkholes Linked to Construction Site?

The initial collapse, which was followed by at least two secondary cave-ins, is thought to be linked to the ongoing underground work.

The victims are believed to have been buried in mud and possibly carried underground.

Search and rescue efforts were made difficult due to the presence of muddy water that quickly started filling the crater.

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Cranes are filling the giant sinkhole with concrete after a major crater opened up on Dec. 1. Picture: China Daily/Asia News Network

The local water supply has since been shut off and all nearby shops evacuated on government orders.

No construction workers have been injured and the incident did not affect operational underground train lines.

Those monster sinkholes in China are even more terrifying that the Florida sinkholes. [BJD, Mirror]

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