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14 Jan 2020

Giant sinkhole swallows bus

An enormous sinkhole has swallowed a bus and a number of pedestrians in western China, killing at least six people and injuring 16 others.

The incident occurred outside a hospital in Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province, yesterday evening.

Xining
A search and rescue operation involved over 1,000 people
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CCTV (closed-circuit television) footage showed an explosion inside the hole shortly after the bus and bystanders fell inside.

This latest incident is just one of several reports in recent years of deadly sinkholes in China.

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