Haibo: Huge Cape Town Sinkhole Nearly Swallows VW Polo Whole

Haibo: Huge Cape Town Sinkhole Nearly Swallows VW Polo Whole

- Snaps of a VW Polo halfway into a Cape Town sinkhole has been shared online

- According to a warning post made online by a Cape Town municipality, the sinkhole is located at the Buitenkant Street intersection

- Reports also reveal that the sinkhole was caused by miserable weather conditions over the last few days

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The driver of a white VW Polo was left regretting his/her decision to leave the house after the car was nearly swallowed completely by a sinkhole in Cape Town's Buitenkant Street intersection earlier today.

Haibo: Huge cape town sinkhole nearly swallows VW polo whole
This unfortunate driver drove into a pothole. Image: JVI News
Source: Facebook

Snaps shared online by @1secondlater show the front end of the car submerged in the sinkhole water while other cars pass by. According to another post shared by @CityofCTAlerts, there is also a water outage in the area.

"SINKHOLE - Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Cbd. Approach with caution. #1Second #1SecondTelegram. @Bosbeer2006," read a @1secondlater post.

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Unfortunately for the people of Cape Town, this is not the first time a car has fallen into a sinkhole. News24 reports that just last year a car was caught in the sinkhole after a large pipe burst on St John's Road at Seapoint.

Snaps of the big car submerged in the sinkhole front-first were shared online and left many locals both shocked and concerned.

Meanwhile, in other Briefly News reports, a surprising Facebook post greeted Mzansi on Sunday morning. Niel van Staden shared the unfortunate tale of his cousin's car which had to be pulled out of a sinkhole.

Fortunately, the driver managed to escape a watery grave and exited the Toyota Fortuner after it rapidly sank into a massive sinkhole in the Genevafontein. Allegedly, the driver ignored traffic cones around the sinkhole according to the Geroge Herald, however, this has not been confirmed.

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The incident has resulted in the repairs to the sinkhole being delayed as well as potential water shortages in the area. Captain Malcolm Pojie, the spokesperson for the Southern Cape police said that no criminal charges will be brought against the driver.

A burst water pipe under the road caused a sinkhole to form and the street to collapse. Facebook users had a whole lot to say about the incident in the comment section.

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Source: Briefly News

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