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China sinkhole swallows man

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 00:53

March 28 - A security guard dies after falling into a sinkhole that suddenly opened up beneath him in southern China. Sarah Charlton reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL Surveillance footage captures the moment a sinkhole opened up in China, swallowing a man who died of his injuries. Yang Xibing is pictured in the top left-hand corner. A hole 20-metres deep (65 feet) opened up beneath him. The 25-year-old was a security guard at the residential compound in Shenzhen city. He was rescued from the hole but died in hospital. Some locals blame the subsidence on alleged illegal digging at a neighbouring construction site. Managers were investigating complaints of tremors when the ground collapsed. A number of residents are now living in temporary accommodation, as an investigation tries to determine what happened.

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China sinkhole swallows man

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 00:53