Brazilian bus falls through sinkhole, gets carried away by river

The plight of the bus Monday in Paras, Brazil, was recorded on video.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   March 25, 2015 at 11:54 AM
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ITAITUBA, Brazil, March 25 (UPI) -- A video camera was running in the Brazilian state of Paras when a bus stuck on a road disappeared into a sinkhole and resurfaced in a fast-moving river.

The bus became stuck in the mud Monday on a road near the cities of Itaituba and Ruropolis when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed the vehicle whole after the driver and passengers had gotten off the vehicle.

The footage of the incident shows the bus disappear into the sinkhole and emerge a few seconds later being carried away by the fast-moving river waters next to the road.

No injuries were reported.

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