(Warning Graphic!) VIDEO Report: Man swallowed by massive sinkhole as Typhoon Saola pounds Taiwan

by Michael Mosher on August 3, 2012

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Unbelievable footage captures the moment a man was swallowed by a sinkhole that suddenly opened up on a Taiwan street.

The unidentified man was reportedly walking in Taipei Wednesday morning when the road beneath him suddenly collapsed, pulling him to his death.

CNN reports the incident occurred near the Temple of Sansha.

The sinkhole was likely brought on by Typhoon Saola, which has been soaking the island with heavy rain and flooding since Tuesday.

The typhoon weakened to a strong tropical storm late Wednesday afternoon, according to The Associated Press.

At least five people have died and two are missing since the storm hit Taiwan, which was flooded with 5 feet of rain.

At least 26 were killed earlier this week when the typhoon pounded the Philippines.

The torrential rains have shut down cities, flooded farmlands and forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate across Southeast Asia

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