Huge Sinkhole Swallows Car In London, UK
The owner of a people carrier left wedged in a sinkhole on a London street has said it “wasn’t a good day”.
The Vauxhall Zafira in Woodland Terrace in Greenwich would have apparently disappeared completely if it were not for a pipe running under the road.
“In life you have good days and bad days. This morning wasn’t a good day,” Ghazi Hassan said.
“But I’m thankful me or my family wasn’t in the car.
“I’ve told the insurance. They are coming to pick it up and repair it so that’s the positive side, and that no-one was injured.”
Cleo O’Kane, 25, who lives nearby, said police had told her some residents might have to be evacuated.
“I thought it was thunder – I heard a loud bang, but it was raining so much I thought it was thunder,” she said.
“It must have been around 4am. I woke up and then just went back to sleep – my window was open – then woke up at six this morning, came outside and there was a car in a hole.
“I’ve been here for eight years and have never seen anything like this happen.”
She added: “Police said they don’t know what’s going on. They said the car is stuck on a gas pipe or a water pipe. They might have to evacuate all the houses.
Greenwich Police posted a picture of the people carrier on Twitter.
A spokesman said: “Officers are on the scene and there is a cordon in place. The local authority has been called and there are other agencies on scene.”