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RAW: Man on smartphone drives bike into newly-formed sinkhole

Posted at 5:43 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 17:43:09-04

BEIHAI CITY, GUANGXI ZHUANG, CHINA (CCTV/CNN) - A man on his motorbike was distracted on his smartphone when he rolled straight into a newly-formed sinkhole after the road collapsed late last week.

The hole measured five meters (16.4 feet) across, eight meters (26 feet) long, and two meters (6.5 feet) deep.

Authorities blocked off the street and are investigating the cause of the collapse. 

Repair crews were repairing the sinkhole that slowed traffic on the busy street in south China.   

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