A dramatic video from South Korea shows pedestrians swallowed by the sidewalk after the bricks simply gave out beneath them in a sinkhole.
After the two people get off a bus, the sidewalk collapses, taking them in as onlookers watch in horror. Although the two suffered several injuries, they were not seriously hurt.
The 10-foot deep sinkhole was reportedly repaired within seven hours of the incident, however, pedestrians were advised not to walk on the sidewalk. The bus stop was also moved around 50 meters away.
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“City officials blame the collapse on shoddy construction at the apartment complex nearby. They discovered leaks in an embankment built to block the flow of underground water in the area,” reported The Chosun Ilbo – one of the major newspapers in South Korea.
“Experts who examined the site said water and mud seeped out of the underpinnings of the sidewalk, causing a cavity that grew until the top caved in.”