Fortunately, they’re all okay—but that doesn’t make it any less terrifying. If senseless killings, reckless drivers and freak escalator accidents weren’t already enough to make you want to lock yourself inside your house and never leave, this video serves as a horrifying reminder that there are places in the world where the ground is just waiting to suddenly collapse beneath you.
That’s what happened to these people who were standing at a bus stop in Harbin, Heilongjiang province on Saturday. Security footage shows the moment the pavement suddenly broke apart beneath the unsuspecting victims, four of whom fell into the pit while another clung onto an exposed pipe.
All of them managed to climb out of the hole and four were treated in the hospital for injuries. The cause of the incident is being investigated.
Watch the video here:
Ground at Harbin bus stop suddenly caves into a sinkhole, swallowing up 4 passengers
Posted by Shanghaiist on Wednesday, August 26, 2015