► Vauxhall Zafira swallowed by hole
► Rare sinkhole in London street
► Opened up overnight
One Londoner awoke to the shock of their lives this morning – to find their sensible Vauxhall people carrier had been swallowed by a sinkhole.
The chasm opened up overnight in Woodland Terrace in Greenwich, south-east London, gobbling up the Zafira MPV.
How a Zafira disappeared into the ground
The Zafira belonged to Ghazi Hassan. His brother, Abdul Ahmadzai, who said: ‘He left it here last night after he came round with his wife. I woke up very surprised. The police were here about 4am so I came outside and saw the car – they said it was in a hole.
‘I thought “There’s nothing I can do” and went back to sleep.’
Police cordoned off the sinkhole while authorities determine the cause of the collapse.
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