They thought it was just an ordinary day, yet it wasn’t!
Security camera footage captured the terrifying moment when two pedestrians disembarked from a bus and fell into a SINKHOLE in Seoul, South Korea, last February 25.
The surveillance camera captured the moment the pedestrians vanished down the hole, which was reportedly 10-feet deep. The sinkhole appeared next to a construction site where a 39-storey apparent block is being built. Seoul Metropolitan City and the Korean Geotechnical Society (KGS) are investigating how it happened.
KGS official Cho Seong-ha said,
Looking at the actual sinkhole site, the key point is that water is coming out of the retaining wall. However, it is still not known whether this was the immediate cause of the ground sinking. We are planning to analyse the possibility through investigation. We are also planning to figure out other causes for the sinking by looking at various construction records and by investigating the site.”
The two victims escaped with minor injuries after being swallowed by the sinkhole. Emergency workers rushed to the scene and used a crane to rescue the victims,they were then taken to nearby hospital.
Watch the “Swallowing Sinkhole” video below: