Sinkhole 'swallows' car with family of four inside (video)

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Huge sinkhole almost
Huge sinkhole almost

A family of four got a bit of a shock when a huge sinkhole attempted to 'swallow' their car on Friday afternoon.

The vehicle had stopped at a junction in Evansville, Indiana, when the sinkhole suddenly opened up beneath it.

Luckily, nobody in the car - the driver, his girlfriend, and two children - were hurt, and managed to walk away uninjured.

The Metro reports that local resident Cristina Romine said people had noticed the road felt odd in the days leading up to the incident, but had not suspected a sinkhole.

Evansville director of utilities, Allen Mount, said it was likely caused by the city's 70-year-old brick sewer line.

According to the Daily Mail, the car was towed away and city officials are thinking of ways to fix the gaping hole.

Back in February, a family in Buckinghamshire were left shocked after their car disappeared overnight down a 30ft deep sinkhole which opened up in the driveway of their house.

Firefighters were called to the property in Main Road, Walter's Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, where they found the hole which is 15ft in diameter.

The Volkswagen Lupo was at the bottom of the hole, covered in mud.

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