LOOK: Sinkhole Swallows Car on Busy Road in China

A driver in China is lucky to be alive after jumping out of his car just moments before it was swallowed by a massive sinkhole.

The 13ft (4m) wide chasm opened up at Jinjiang in the Fujian province after a heavy goods vehicle passed over it.

Security camera footage gives an idea of just how big the hole was after appearing at an intersection © DailyMail
Security camera footage gives an idea of just how big the hole was after appearing at an intersection © DailyMail

The 37-year-old was on his way to Quanzhou, a city in south-eastern China’s Fujian province, when the 20ft deep chasm appeared underneath him.

Mr Hsiao initially thought he had hit something in the road… but then his car began to sink.

Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole © DailyMail

Mr Hsiao intends to file a complaint against local highway officials claiming the road had been dug up and resurfaced just weeks before the incident.

According to the local transport authorities, the sand beneath the tarmac collapsed, causing the weakest part of the road to slump.

News source: DailyMail