Car falls into man-made sinkhole

Elizabeth Soh
SingaporeScene30 January 2013

A Toyota Vios fell into a sinkhole at Keppel Road on Tuesday (YouTube screengrab)
A Toyota Vios fell into a sinkhole at Keppel Road on Tuesday (YouTube screengrab)

A car fell into a man-made 'sinkhole' at the junction of Keppel Road and Cantonment Link on Wednesday morning during the morning traffic rush.

The sinkhole had apparently been created when a water pipe burst - and the unlucky driver of the black Toyota Vios just happened to be right in the middle of the action. The incident caused a massive traffic jam in the area just outside the Central Business District.

No one was hurt in the accident.

A PUB spokesman said that they had been alerted to the incident around 7 am and were repairing the burst water pipe, and that traffic had been temporarily diverted.

Watch a video of the car being swallowed up by a gushing 'sinkhole' here: