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Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills nine in China

Beijing: An enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and pedestrians in northwest China, sparking an explosion and killing nine people, state media said on Tuesday.
Footage showed people at a bus stop running from the collapsing road as the vehicle -- jutting into the air -- sank into the ground.
Several people disappeared into the sinkhole as it spread. The incident also triggered an explosion inside the hole, video showed. Sinkholes are not unknown in China, where they are often blamed on construction works and the country’s rapid pace of development. (AFP)