Huge Sinkhole Swallows Kuala Lumpur Car On Street

Story ByAlex CopeSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

Video Credit: CEN/@wan2playgame

These images show the huge sinkhole which suddenly opened up and swallowed a car.

The sinkhole suddenly opened up in the Maharajalela area of the city of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.

The images show how a yellow Perodua Myvi which was travelling down the road linking Maharajalela with the Jalan Loke Yew area fell into the huge sinkhole.

Credit: CEN/@wan2playgame

The whole front end of the yellow car is down the sinkhole while the rear tyres are on the road.

Local media report the 42-year-old female driver of the car was not injured in the incident.

In the video, the car can be seen being pulled from the sinkhole by a crane.

Head of the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department Zulkefly Yahya told reporters that preliminary investigations showed the sinkhole had been caused by an area of loose soil which spread for approximately three square metres.

The driver’s daughter said on social media that the hole had opened up below the car as she was driving.

Reports state the city council have started work to replace the damaged road.

It is unclear if the driver plans to file a complaint about the incident.

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Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.