A massive sinkhole in the Pingxi village of Guangyuan city opened up around 12:40 a.m. on Friday morning and had expanded into a crater measuring 60 by 40 meters around and 30 meters-deep within hours. The sinkhole has swallowed at least 12 buildings as of 6:30 p.m. and it is expected to keep growing in size. It is terrifying.
Fortunately, nobody was killed or seriously injured when the ground collapsed. A resident whose house was situated on top of the sinkhole said that he had felt the earth shaking for around 20 days prior to the hole opening.
No sinkholes quite confirm the ruthlessness of mother nature’s hunger than those that swallow human beings whole, like this one in Guyuan city last year.