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House sucked into sinkhole in Russia as rescuers search debris for elderly woman who was inside 


Entire house vanishes into sinkhole in Russian village: Rescue team searches debris for 78-year-old woman who was inside

  • A house was swallowed when a 25-ft-deep crater suddenly opened up in Vyshkov, a Russian village
  • Two people escaped the building but rescuers are still searching for a 78-year-old woman who was inside
  • Special teams and a crane have been called to clear the debris and aid with the search for the elderly woman 

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A house was swallowed when a 25ft-deep crater suddenly opened up in a Russian village.

One of two residents escaped but rescuers were today hunting for a 78-year-old woman amid the debris of the collapsed building.

One of the rescued residents said her aunt was still in the sunken house which fell into a sinkhole some 50ft in diameter.

An entire house was swallowed up when an enormous sinkhole suddenly opened in a Russian village. The attached house (pictured above) escaped the fate of its neighbour

An entire house was swallowed up when an enormous sinkhole suddenly opened in a Russian village. The attached house (pictured above) escaped the fate of its neighbour

Two people were rescued but search teams are still looking for a 78-year-old woman who was believed to be inside the house when it was swallowed by the sinkhole

Two people were rescued but search teams are still looking for a 78-year-old woman who was believed to be inside the house when it was swallowed by the sinkhole

'She fell underground with the house': A survivor told a local newspaper of how her maternal aunt disappeared when the house vanished into the enormous sinkhole

‘She fell underground with the house’: A survivor told a local newspaper of how her maternal aunt disappeared when the house vanished into the enormous sinkhole

‘She fell underground with the house,’ the survivor told a newspaper in the Bryansk region.

‘She is my maternal aunt.

‘We are waiting for specialists from Bryansk.

‘They will dig right now hoping to find her.’

The sinkhole formed in the village of Vyshkov, the scene of an earlier such incident in 2017.

Cranes and special teams have been brought in to assist with clearing debris left by the ruined house in the Russian village of Vyshkov

Cranes and special teams have been brought in to assist with clearing debris left by the ruined house in the Russian village of Vyshkov

Deputy head of Zlynkovsky district administration, Anatoly Poddubny, said emergency workers were doing everything possible to rescue the pensioner, who is believed to be somewhere inside the sinkhole. 'We still hope for a miracle,' he said

Deputy head of Zlynkovsky district administration, Anatoly Poddubny, said emergency workers were doing everything possible to rescue the pensioner, who is believed to be somewhere inside the sinkhole. ‘We still hope for a miracle,’ he said

Rescuers search through wood and metal debris of the ruined house in an attempt to find an elderly woman who is thought to have been inside when it collapsed

Rescuers search through wood and metal debris of the ruined house in an attempt to find an elderly woman who is thought to have been inside when it collapsed

The attached house in this case was not swallowed by the hole.

Deputy head of Zlynkovsky district administration, Anatoly Poddubny, said emergency workers were doing everything to rescue the pensioner.

‘We still hope for a miracle – that she is still alive,’ he said.

Footage from NTV showed how a crane was brought in to clear the debris.

The sinkhole opened up in the village of Vyshkov, which was the scene of an earlier such incident in 2017. The village is located near Russia's south western border with Belarus

The sinkhole opened up in the village of Vyshkov, which was the scene of an earlier such incident in 2017. The village is located near Russia’s south western border with Belarus

Search teams from Emercom, Russia's emergency ministry, used special equipment to clear debris and search the sinkhole

Search teams from Emercom, Russia’s emergency ministry, used special equipment to clear debris and search the sinkhole

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