Surveillance video has emerged showing pedestrians waiting for a bus in China being swallowed by a sink hole after the pavement opened up beneath them.
Four pedestrians were standing in the Heilongjiang Province, in the northeast city of Harbin, on Saturday when the pavement gave way beneath them.
A fifth pedestrian, a woman, can be seen clinging to a steel structure as a section of the pavement became a gaping hole.
The footage shows a group of bystanders attempting to rescue those trapped inside and after a few minutes they manage to pull the victims out. The Independent reported that the hole measured ten square metres and was two metres deep.
According to reports four people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The cause of the collapse is yet to be established.