Giant sinkhole swallows car with family still inside in Peru

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People rushed to help a family of three get out of their car after it was swallowed up by a five metre (16.4 feet) sinkhole in the north-western Peruvian city of Trujillo on Thursday.

The father of the family and driver of the car, Edgar Orlando Bartolo Silva, said that the car started falling into the ground shortly after he stopped along the Juan Pablo II Avenue. After descending into the sinkhole, water started filling up the interior of the vehicle. Due to the quick response of the passers-by, the family were pulled out without any serious injuries. Silva was accompanied by his wife and his three-year old daughter.