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Shocking video captures moment man is swallowed by 52-foot deep sinkhole

Posted: 2:27 PM, Mar 27, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-30 10:51:23-04

Take a look at this incredible video coming out of China — where a massive sinkhole swallowed a 25-year-old man in seconds.

The video, which was captured by 2 closed-circuit TV cameras, shows the man identified as Yang Jiabin walking in Shenzhen near a construction site when suddenly a 26-foot wide, 52 foot deep sinkhole suddenly opens up and swallows him alive.

Despite a quick response from rescue workers, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shocking incident caused officials to evacuate nearby residents.

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The shocking moment a man was swallowed by a massive sinkhole while walking along a street in China. (YOUTUBE)

According to published reports , over 100 sinkholes have formed in Beijing over the past two months. Poorly planned development is said to be the main factor.

Earlier this month, 43-year-old Mark Mihal nearly died when he was swallowed by a sinkhole while playing golf on a course near St. Louis.

Weeks before that, a Florida man was killed when a sinkhole opened up under his home. His body was never recovered.