Sinkole in China swallows bus, killing 6

A sinkhole swallowed a bus in northwest China on Monday, killing six people. (CCTV-13)

XINING CITY, China (WTHR) — Six people were killed and 10 are still missing after a sinkhole swallowed a bus and pedestrians in northwest China Monday.

Surveillance footage shown by the Chinese state broadcaster showed people at a bus stop running from the collapsing road as the bus — standing almost vertically — sank halfway into the ground.

The incident, which occurred outside a hospital, also triggered an explosion.

Sinkholes are not uncommon in China, where they are often blamed on construction work and the country's rapid pace of development.

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