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Road collapses beneath overloaded truck in China

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Jan. 20, 2016 at 2:48 PM

ZHANGZHOU, China, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- An overloaded truck on a road in China's Fujian Province caused the road underneath it to give way into a sinkhole that swallowed the back half of the vehicle.

Video of the scene in Zhangzhou Jan. 12 shows the truck move a short distance on the road before the street beneath its rear-end collapses.

The truck is partially swallowed into the newly-created sinkhole, which was blamed on the vehicle carrying too much weight for the street to handle.

Officials suggested muddy conditions under the road may have also contributed to the 13-foot-deep hole forming under the truck.

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