Taxi Falls Into Huge Sinkhole Caused by Burst Pipeline in Cape Town, Leaves South Africans Confused

Taxi Falls Into Huge Sinkhole Caused by Burst Pipeline in Cape Town, Leaves South Africans Confused

  • A taxi and all of its passengers landed in a massive sinkhole while travelling in Cape Town on Friday morning
  • No one was injured in the incident and the water has been cleared, according to Ward Councillor Joy Solomon
  • The City of Cape Town's Water and Sanitation team will start the repairs on the 300mm diameter water main

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CAPE TOWN - Passengers on board a taxi got much more than they bargained for when the vehicle landed in a massive sinkhole on Friday 24 June.

A burst pipe at the intersection of Gill and Blaauwberg roads in Table View caused major damage and repairs are currently underway.

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A taxi landed itself in a huge sinkhole in Cape Town. Image: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images & Bryan Chan/Los Angeles Times
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Ward Councillor Joy Solomon told News24 that no one was injured in the incident and the water has been cleared. Roads at the intersection of Koeberg and Blaauwberg have been closed to motorists travelling towards Table View.

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The City’s Water and Sanitation team will start the repairs on the 300mm diameter water main. Relevant teams have been deployed to the site, according to Cape {town} Etc.

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Pictures of the incident shocked social media users and despite the seriousness of what happened, South Africans were left in stitches.

Social media users weighed in on the taxi incident:

Mäñdy Røbęrtß said:

“Look at this water gushing in front of me. Let me drive through it.”

Keegan Haskin commented:

“The hole is prob fixed already.”

@Mish1506 posted:

“Sinkhole didn't just miraculously appear underneath the taxi. Taxi driver should be charged for negligent and dangerous driving and endangerment of passengers. You never drive through something like this.”

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In a related matter, Briefly News also reported, Tik Tok creator Yungearn's post has South African commuters sharing their taxi ride moments on social media. In particular is how awkward it is for riders to ask the taxi driver to stop for them to get out at a location.

The post on Facebook was uploaded by Phindile Cindy Madonsela, but the original creator is a white man called Yungearn. On TikTok, the video has over 1.4 million views.

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