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CCTV captures moment sinkhole opens up under pedestrians in China

Five people were swallowed up by a sinkhole that suddenly opened up in a pavement in China.

NOTE: There is no sound on this video.

At least four were injured in the dramatic incident in the northern Chinese city of Harbin on Saturday.

In CCTV footage of the incident, a number of people are seen standing at a bus stop when the ground collapses beneath them without warning.

One woman is seen clinging to underground pipes as a crowd gathers round the scene.

A number of people are then seen clambering out of the hole.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the incident.