At least six dead after sinkhole in China swallows bus and pedestrians

A bus in northwestern China dropped into a sinkhole as passengers were boarding the vehicle, killing six people and leaving 10 missing.

The video, filmed in the city of Xining in Qinghai Province on January 13, shows the road suddenly collapsing, swallowing the bus when it was picking up passengers at a stop.


A ball of fire and the smoke can be seen bursting out of the huge sinkhole.

The gas, electricity and water were shut down immediately to ensure the rescue work could start after the incident happened.

Sixteen people were taken to hospital.

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