The sinkhole on the surface of Vo Van Tan-Truong Dinh conjunction in Hoi Chi Minh City's District 3. Photo credit: VnExpress
A road section collapsed and developed into a 1.5-meter-deep sinkhole on a crowded Ho Chi Minh City street Monday, news website VnExpress reported.
At first a small hole appeared on the surface of Vo Van Tan-Truong Dinh conjunction in District 3 at 8 a.m. The hole got bigger as more and more vehicles traveled by.
As the hole measured around one meter in width and 1.5 meters in depth, nearby residents put a stake in it to warn passers-by.
Although no vehicles were affected by the sinkhole, traffic on the streets was congested for half an hour until workers of the HCMC Urban Drainage Company arrived at the scene to find the cause and then leveled the sinkhole.
According to the workers, an underground water pipe had broken, causing erosion and creating the sinkhole.