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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Car Drops Into Sinkhole On London Road!

Resident of a street in Greenwich woke up this morning to the sight of a people carrier disappearing into a sinkhole.

The car in Woodland Terrace would have reportedly disappeared completely if it was not resting on a pipe running under the road.

Cleo O'Kane, 25, who lives nearby, said police had told her some residents might have to be evacuated.

"I thought it was thunder - I heard a loud bang, but it was raining so much I thought it was thunder," she said.

Local residents said they heard a loud bang. Pic: Helen Jakeways

"It must have been around 4am. I woke up and then just went back to sleep - my window was open - then woke up at six this morning, came outside and there was a car in a hole.

"I've been here for eight years and have never seen anything like this happen."

She added: "Police said they don't know what's going on. They said the car is stuck on a gas pipe or a water pipe. They might have to evacuate all the houses.

Greenwich Police posted a picture of the people carrier on Twitter.

They said the car was parked and no one was injured.

A spokesman said: "Officers are on the scene and there is a cordon in place. The local authority has been called and there are other agencies on scene."

A Royal Borough of Greenwich spokesman said: "We are urgently investigating the matter and will update residents the moment we have more information."


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