Mr. and Mrs. McKays live in a house built near a 100-year-old mineshaft near Brisbane, Australia. This week, a giant water-filled sinkhole appeared in their back yard. Fortunately, it looks like the house itself won't be damaged and the city is confident it can fill the hole.
“You can see this shaft was full up with rubbish and bottles and whoever did it (filled it), didn’t follow very good practices, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale told AP. "We will take all the steps to get Lyn and Ray back in their house. It’s the mines department’s responsibility.”
As people were boarding a bus in Xining, China, a large sinkhole opened up, causing the bus to nosedive into the deep pit. Tragically, six people died and at least 16 others were injured. According to BBC: The incident occurred on Monday evening outside a hospital in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province. CCTV footage […]
A truck drove down a street in Flores da Cunha, Brasil, opening a large sinkhole as it passed, reports Gauchazh. A few seconds later, a car drove over it and was swallowed. The driver broke bones in her face and was hospitalized. [via r/WTF]
A bus in Pittsburgh fell backwards into a sinkhole that suddenly opened up on a street in Pittsburgh on Monday morning. Fortunately the bus was bearing just one passenger at the time and neither the passenger nor the driver was injured. Image: CNN
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