Bus and car swallowed by sinkhole in India

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Shocking footage from eastern India shows the aftermath of a sinkhole that opened up in the middle of the street.

The sinkhole appeared on Sunday in Chennai, and caused several bus passengers to suffer minor injuries when the vehicle they were travelling in was swallowed by the crater.

The bus driver urged the passengers to escape the bus as it fell into the hole, along with a black Honda hatchback.

Although the area was quickly cordoned off by police and emergency services, bystanders flocked to the scene to take pictures and videos.

The cause of the sinkhole is unknown, but it is thought that it may be linked to a tunnel boring machine that was in operation underneath the road near where the hole appeared.