Sinkhole full of hot water swallows up two cars as crater suddenly opens at crossroads

Two cars were completely submerged in the hole, while another car, waiting nearby at a red light, was towed out of harm’s way after standing on the edge of the crater.

Russia: Two cars fall in Novosibirsk. into a hole in the ground

Two cars were dramatically swallowed by a crater full of hot water when a sinkhole opened at the intersection of two streets.

A Toyota Corolla Spacio and a Nissan Juke got stuck in the crater after it opened in Russia’s third largest city, Novosibirsk.

An eyewitness told the local NGS news agency how the cars were completely submerged in the hole.

“One is still swimming, the other is sinking. It’s terrible, ”said one viewer.

A Lexus waiting at a red light was dragged out of danger after stopping on the edge of the precipice “when it was about to fall into the boiling pit,” another local report said.

A look at the two cars parked in the massive sinkhole
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Toyota and Nissan were believed to be parked outside a business center when the huge hole in the street appeared.

Fortunately, there were no serious casualties in the incident.

Steam was visible on the “mud volcano”, a burst underground hot water pipe not far from the city’s landmark, the theater and opera house.

The pipeline supplies hot water to keep homes and workplaces warm in the cold Siberian winter.

A Toyota Corolla Spacio and a Nissan Juke were stranded in the crater
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The water supply to 21 apartment blocks and three hospitals was cut off as a result of the accident.

The delivery issues should be resolved later this week.

It’s the latest in a string of similar accidents in the city, as cars, buses and trucks were stranded last month after holes were opened in the city’s streets.

Toyota and Nissan were believed to be parked outside a business center when the hole in the ground appeared
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And a woman was faced with a similar mystery closer to home in 2018 when she returned to her parked car after work and found it had sunk into a 20-foot crater in Wales.

Luke Davies said his Swansea Valley mother, Karen, didn’t believe it when people told her what had happened – and she thought it was all a joke.

It took two vehicles to pull the car out of the sinkhole at Craig y Nos Castle in the upper Swansea Valley.

There were no serious casualties as a result of the bizarre incident
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Mr Davies said he was in Swansea when he received a call from his father telling him what happened. reports Wales Online.

The 30-year-old said his mother, who works in the castle, left the car in the parking lot in the morning and found out about the sinkhole just before she would finish work around 4 p.m.

“She was in shock and thought it was a joke at first,” he added.

They believe the sinkhole could have been caused by a jet of water coming from the mountain across from the castle, he continued, eroding the ground under the parking lot.

In the end, they had to use a 4×4 Range Rover and the recovery vehicle to get it out, both of which had to pull at the same time, fearing the car would tip over on its side.

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