A man from Fujian has been making headlines in China after being captured on camera making a quick escape from his car, only moments before it was entirely swallowed by a sinkhole (watch video below).
The man, driving through Jinjiang in Fujian province, was apparently unaware of a 13 foot-wide sinkhole that had appeared in the middle of the highway and almost drove directly into the crater. The video shows the man managing to stop just on the cusp of the hole and then, realizing his impending doom, quickly exiting the car, which appears to vanish as it topples into the void.
Sinkholes have been appearing with a startling regularity in China, and have been seen devouring people, ingesting buses and even polishing off entire parking lots.
Image via today’s news gazette
Video from BBC, via youtube
By Robert Ridley