Two men were lucky to escape in jury as their car was swallowed by a sinkhole in East China's Fujian province this week, ITN reports.
As seen in this street surveillance footage, the white car stops in the middle of the road as its front wheel runs into the gargantuan pothole. The driver and passenger very wisely got out of the vehicle. A few minutes later, the road surface collapsed further and readily accepted the sedan as it tumbled into the void.
The 13ft (4m) wide chasm opened up just half an hour before the incident as a heavy goods vehicle passed over it.
The road has now been blocked for repairs, which are expected to take a few days.
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