The Russian city that's swallowing cars alive

Jon Reay
The Russian city that's swallowing cars alive
The Russian city that's swallowing cars alive

Car ownership is often a perilous business. If the threat of theft wasn't bad enough, there's always a chance that a crafty parking attendant will tow away your car for parking a few inches shy of the bay.

If you live in the Russian city of Samara, however, your precious vehicle could disappear for an altogether different reason – with the ground underneath quite literally swallowing it up.