This astonishing footage shows how a sinkhole swallows a car whole on a flooded street in Salt Lake City.
The flooding was caused by a water main break on 1300 South between 700 and 800 East, in the Utah state capital, early yesterday (Tuesday, 3rd May).
Workers dispatched to the scene said the 16-inch pipe likely dated to the 1940s.
The flooding also caused the sinkhole, which swallowed the car seen in the video whole.
Newsflash obtained the footage from the Salt Lake City Fire Department (SLC Fire), which said: “Large sink hole this morning in 1300 S and 765 W.
“Great response from T8 to help evacuate a couple homes and keep everyone safe from the area.
“Many thanks to our friends @slcpd [Salt Lake City Police Department] @slcpu [Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities] @utdisasterkleenup [Utah Disaster Kleenup] for their quick responses as well.”
SLC Fire also included the comic hashtags “#noinjuries #everyonewassafe #swiftwaterrescuenotneeded #titanic #illneverletgojack #T8 #dudewheresmycar”.
Newsflash also obtained photographs of the car as it was dug out of the sinkhole later in the day from Salt Lake City Police (SLCPD).
The SLCPD said: “Our officers are in the area of 750 West 1300 South assisting with road closures as @SLCPU [Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities] crews dig out a car in a large sinkhole.
“Please use caution and avoid the area if possible.”