Sinkhole opens up in Taiwan; swallows a man

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Posted on August 2, 2012 at 6:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 2 at 6:13 AM

Closed circuit cameras in Taiwan captured a man being swallowed by a sinkhole.  He was walking during Typhoon Saola when the ground disappeared.  Rescuers were not able to save the man.

Officials believe the heavy rains washed away the soil under the walkway.  At least 23 people, including this man, have died from the typhoon's rains.

Typhoon Saola was hovering near the Philippines last week and is expected to move on to China.

 

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