This is the moment a huge sinkhole appears in the road after a lorry passes before a motorist drives directly into the deep chasm.
The incident was filmed around 2 pm on General Joao Manoel Street in the city of Flores da Cunha in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul and the footage was later shared on social media.
Reports said that a 34-year-old female driver was injured in the incident although her 12-year-old daughter who was a passenger in the car was not hurt.
In the CCTV footage, a huge sinkhole is seen appearing in the road after a lorry carrying soil passes.
The driver of a white car notices the sinkhole and pulls over to the side of the road.
Meanwhile, a silver car tries to pass the parked car and tumbles straight into the deep sinkhole.
The car roof is barely visible, but after a short period of time, a woman is seen clambering out and speaking to the driver of the white car who approached the sinkhole to help.
According to local media, the sinkhole is believed to have been caused by the poor condition of the underground water system which is over 50 years old.
The local authorities cordoned off the area until the car was lifted out of the huge hole while releasing a statement that said: “Maintenance will be carried out after previous requests by the roads department to prevent situations like this.”
“Engineers have visited the site to establish the extent of the works and decide on the next course of action to take.”
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