Horror moment sinkhole swallows cars and trees as crater opens up in carpark

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Three cars were swallowed up by a large sinkhole after it appeared in a carpark.

The vehicles toppled into the vast opening underneath after the hole was discovered at a medical centre in Israel.

CCTV images show the moment the cars and several trees disappeared into the sinkhole, at the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem on Monday.

According to local news, nobody was injured in the incident.

Investigators also believe the cavern may have appeared following work being done on a highway tunnel project located beneath the medical centre's building.

A photo from the moment the ground collapsed shows the asphalt breaking and a white car immediately toppling into the abyss.

Next, the sinkhole grows in size as the ground is unable to stabilise itself and another car falls in.

Gradually, the hole largens as edges break away and dust fills the air.

The parking lot is full to the brim with vehicles, most likely from patients and staff at the medical centre.

It comes after another sinkhole opened up in the middle of a bustling intersection in China's Jiangxi Province.

Users on Twitter shared the moment a car drove straight into the hole and fell on its side while trying to cross the intersection.

Later, a motorist was seen standing inside the crater alongside his car which had overturned.

Locals were quick to come to his rescue and managed to pull the driver out of the hole.

He was hospitalised with minor injuries, after the crater was caused by heavy rains in the area that led to the asphalt softening, according to local authorities.

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The sinkhole was several feet deep and couldn't prevent the car from plunging inside.

Earlier this year, another enormous cavern opened up and threatened to swallow up a family's home.

In February, the natural disaster put the property at risk of being turned into rubble in Puebla, Mexico.

The Sanchez family, living in Santa Maria Zacatepec, were concerned everything they owned would be destroyed in a matter of days.

When the crater opened, the family heard a loud crash and initially believed it was a lightning strike.

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