At 8:30 on Tuesday morning, the ground of a vegetable market in Guyuan City of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region suddenly opened up, leaving a hole over 150 feet wide and almost 20 feet deep. According to witnesses, a tricycle with its driver and several pedestrians fell in.
Rescue crews struggled to pull survivors out, even as still gushing water hampered their efforts. A crane had to be brought in to remove the vehicle. In 10 minutes, four were pulled from the wreckage, including a child, but an hour later, the dead body of a woman was discovered.