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PICS! Huge sinkhole swallows car in Cape Town

2016-08-22 11:52

NO INJURIES: A sinkhole in Crawford, Cape Town caused damage to this Kia Picanto. Fortunately, the vehicle's occupants did not suffer any injuries. Image: Supplied


This sinkhole almost swallowed the entire road and left bystanders and service providers all scrambling to find a solution.

Cape Town - Two men were left rattled when their vehicle was swallowed by a huge sinkhole in Cape Town. 

The incident occurred at the intersection of Burwood and Gordon road in Crawford on Saturday (August 20), according to a Facebook post on the Rondebosch East, Lansdowne, Kenwyn, Sybrand Park & Crawford Communities page.  

According to the Daily Voice, no injuries were reported but the 61-year-old passenger required assistance to exit the dangling vehicle. The only visible damage to Kia Picanto was to its left fender.  

Hoisted out of the hole

According to a witness, a community member had placed three cones around an area of the road where he believed a sinkhole would appear. 

The witness said minutes later, the ground gave way, causing the Kia to drop into the crevice. A tow truck was called to hoist the stranded vehicle.  

Photographs: Supplied 

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