This shocking footage shows the moment seconds after a car was swallowed by a sinkhole in Trujillo, Peru, on Thursday. Heroic efforts were made by witnesses to rescue the trapped family including a two-year-old girl.

Incredibly all of the three passengers escaped unharmed and brought to a hospital as precaution.

The sinkhole is believed to have been the result of local downpours and flooding.

Sinkholes are usually caused by erosion and the drainage of water.

The deepest ever sinkhole was 217ft (662m) in China called The Xiaozhai Tiankeng, also known as the Heavenly Pit.

Image credit: Wikipedia
The Heavenly Pit located in Chongqing Municipality, China. Image credit: Wikipedia
Heavenly-pit
The Heavenly Pit located in Chongqing Municipality, China. Image credit: chilternthrustbore.co.uk

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