Large sinkhole opens in China's Jiangsu, swallows a van and a tree

Large sinkhole opens in China's Jiangsu, swallows a van and a tree

A large sinkhole opened up on a busy road of Nantong city, east China's Jiangsu province on Saturday, June 10, 2017, after heavy rains hit the region.

The hole immediately swallowed a minivan and continued to expand, engulfing parts of pavement and a nearby tree. Video of the event shows an underground pipe burst after the hole opened.

There were no reports of injuries.

The cause of the sinkhole is still under investigation.

Featured image: Large sinkhole opens up in east China's Jiangsu Province on June 10, 2017. Credit: VCG

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