Massive sinkhole swallows shops whole in Guangzhou, China

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 15:02 EDT
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A sinkhole swallows up shops in China.
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A huge hole that opened up alongside a busy city street in Guangzhou, China on Monday grew so much that it swallowed several shops whole, taking down an entire building complex.

The terrifying scene was caught on tape, and ended with four buildings falling into a 10 meter hole. Nobody was hurt, but about 300 people were evacuated and the surrounding area temporarily lost power.

This video is from The Telegraph, published Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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