Family Of Three Rescued By Passers-By As Car Swallowed By Massive Sinkhole

by : UNILAD on : 07 Feb 2016 17:40
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A dramatic video shows the moment a family of three were dragged to safety by passers-by after their car was swallowed by a giant sinkhole.

According to the Daily Mail, the family were travelling through Trujillo, Peru when the huge 16ft wide sinkhole suddenly appeared underneath their car in the road.

The footage shows the incredible moment a group of passers-by risked their own lives in order to save the family.


In the video, one of the rescuers can be seen hanging onto a length of rope which had been tied to the front door of the car.

He then holds open the door of the car while his fellow rescuers assist the rest of the family and aid them in clambering out of their vehicle before it falls into the pit.

The sinkhole is believed to have been caused by the heavy rainfall in the area over the last week.


Thank goodness these people were nearby to help the family out and massive respect to them for stepping up.

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    Moment a family of three are rescued by passers-by when their car is swallowed by a 16ft-wide sinkhole