A road in the RK Puram area of New Delhi collapsed on Wednesday, dumping a dog and two parked motorcycles into the forming sinkhole. A video shared by ANI on Twitter and verified by Delhi Police captured the moment part of the road collapsed. The incident happened around 12:40 p.m. No deaths were reported, police said.
“A road collapsed in the RK Puram area of Delhi on February 22. A dog and a bicycle fell into a hole created after a narrow passage of the road collapsed. No fatalities reported: Delhi Police,” ANI wrote in the caption of the post.
Watch the video below:
#CLOCK | A road collapsed in Delhi’s RK Puram area on February 22. A dog and a bicycle fell into a hole created after a narrow passage of the road collapsed. No deaths reported: Delhi Police
(CCTV images verified by police) pic.twitter.com/EbK2Q6no0P
— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2023
According to PTI, after the incident, a senior police official said no injuries had been reported and the road has since been repaired.
In the video, a dog can be seen napping next to two parked motorcycles on the street. A few seconds later, part of the road suddenly gives way and the dog and one of the bikes fall into it. As onlookers rush to the spot and scramble for safety, another portion of the road also collapses moments later, sending the second motorcycle down the sinkhole.
ANI shared the video just a few hours ago and has since racked up more than 43,000 views. While some Twitter users commented on the build quality, others expressed concern about the dog because its condition was not apparent from the video alone.
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“Posh areas of Delhi… hollow from below,” wrote one user. “Terrible,” commented another.
A third user said, “The adjoining house had probably built a basement that stretched under the street that collapsed,” while a fourth said, “The dog felt it, but when it found out it was too late.”
Sinkholes can form in a variety of ways, but they often form when the soil below the land surface dissolves into groundwater and is washed away, leaving an open cavity covered only by a thin layer of soil. Sinkholes can also be caused by human activity, with groundwater pumping and construction activities altering natural soil structure and water runoff patterns.
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