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Car plummets into sinkhole in Busan

By Lee Tae-hee
  • Published : Feb 21, 2019 - 11:49
  • Updated : Feb 21, 2019 - 11:49

A wide sinkhole opened up in Busan on Wednesday night and a parked car fell in.

The sinkhole developed around 8:36 p.m. on Wednesday in a parking lot outside a residential building in Yeonje, Busan. The building security guard discovered the sinkhole around midnight. 


(Yonhap)

A resident’s SM5 fell into the sinkhole from the rear, but there are no reports of casualties.

According to police, the sinkhole is 2.5 meters wide and 3 meters deep.

A drainpipe is buried in the ground nearby, but police said it posed no additional danger. The Yeonje-gu Office is investigating to determine why the sinkhole developed in an effort to prevent further accidents.

The Yeonje-gu Office, local fire authorities and police have put up safety fences and are working on repairing the sinkhole.

By Lee Tae-hee (taeheelee@heraldcorp.com)