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Giant sinkhole swallows car in London

London street opens up, residents may have to evacuate

 

The streets of Greenwich can be mean.

A 20-foot-deep sinkhole swallowed a car in the middle of the night on May 12th in the South London district.

No one was injured when the blue Vauxhall Zafira crossover fell into the hole, but things could’ve been worse. The car was caught and left precariously balanced on an old pipe crossing the chasm part way down.

It turns out its owner was nonplussed by the incident.

Police don’t yet know what caused the earth to open up, but were able to retrieve the car without causing additional damage by using a crane.