Watch Massive Sinkhole In China Devour 21 Cars

What would you do if the ground opens up and swallows your car? That’s right – nothing. This is exactly what happened in what appears to be a parking lot outside a mall in China.

Caught by the country’s state video surveillance (embedded at the top), a huge chasm opened up and devoured at least 21 cars. The disaster occurred on the evening of August 19, 2020, Wednesday.

According to reports, 15 vehicles were recovered – probably destroyed – from the site with no casualties. Authorities in the country are still investigating the cause of the crash, but current weather conditions in the region could be the cause.

The mall is located near the Yangtze River in Sichuan Province. The province is experiencing torrential rains, prompting the authorities to raise its emergency response to a maximum level.

Sinks have become commonplace in recent years. This year alone we have seen a number of sinkholes occur around the world, damaging vehicles and injuring their unsuspecting victims.

And these chasms are not demanding as to their victims. We even saw one devour a Rolls-Royce in 2017 in the middle of a busy highway in China.

Speaking of China, a quick Google search for “China from the sinkhole” would yield several results from this incident in the People’s Republic – a handful of which occur this year. One of the biggest was the sinkhole that swallowed an entire bus in China, dragging a number of pedestrians with it. About 16 people were injured and 6 died as a result of this incident.

It’s still unclear what causes sinkholes, but one thing’s for sure, they’re a nightmare for everyone, especially when they happen in less expected places.

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