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Giant Sinkhole In China Swallows Four Cars (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Four cars were swallowed up by a giant sinkhole in Ruijin City, China, on May 21 (video below).

No one was injured, but the automobiles, along with some trees, disappeared down the hole that was about 9 feet deep and almost 17 feet wide, notes RT.com.

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One car landed on its roof, while another car was vertical. Fortunately, police arrived on the scene and directed traffic away from the hole.

It took a few hours for firefighters to lift the cars out of the sinkhole with a crane.

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"I was having lunch at the other side of the road when I saw the tree was sinking slowly," one witness said, according to RT.com. "All of a sudden, the road subsided, and all the cars, including mine, fell into the hole. Then I called the police, and firefighters arrived after a while."

It's not clear what exactly caused the sinkhole, but some have said it is urban development or poor infrastructure construction, reports Australia's 7 News.

CCTV News originally posted the video on its Facebook page where it has over 425,000 views as of May 24; commenters added their two cents:

"Stop being a--holes! I never hear people say it's because it was 'made in the USA' when we have sinkholes in our country."

"Bad quality! That's what it is! [I am] not surprised that even their roads are like this. It happens a lot with almost everything made in [C]hina; escalators and elevators and now their roads. They should do it like how the Japanese does it, fast but comes with a very good quality."

"This is a good example of poor quality material used to build roads. Im surprised that such things also happen in China."

"China is going down...they [don't] care about their [environment] and well being..[it's] all about the money..."

"You should really care more about quality, since you won the race in quantity of sold products. Friendly advice."

"Simply made in China...even roads!"

Sources: 7 News via YahooRT.com, CCTV News/Facebook / Photo Credit: CCTV News/YouTube