A large sinkhole almost swallowed an entire car with a three-member family in the northwestern Trujilo city in Peru, on February 4, 2016.
The 5-m (16.4 feet) void opened up underneath the family car as they were driving along a road, media reported. The locals managed to pull all the family members, including a two-year-old child to the safety, in a dramatic rescue action, filmed by the eyewitnesses.
Video credit: WWOS.9MSN
Edgar Orlando Bartolo Silva, the driver, said he managed to stop the car just before it started falling into the ground: "Some people helped us, but we were scared because water began to filter into the vehicle."
According to media reports, the heavy rainfall and floods that affected the region over the past week have caused the sewer pipe to burst which most likely lead to the sinkhole formation.
Featured image credit: WWOS.9MSN
If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.
Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.
You can choose the level of your support.
Stay kind, vigilant and ready!