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Two men ‘boiled alive’ after their car falls into a sinkhole

So tragic

Two men have died after their car fell into a sinkhole filled with scorching hot water.

The unnamed men were travelling in a Lada Largus in a car park in Penza, Russia when a hole opened up and the entire car was swallowed with them in it.

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CCTV footage of the car as it was swallowed by the sinkhole. (Credit: Getty)

It’s believed the sinkhole was caused by un underground hot water pipe bursting, meaning it was filled with scorching hot 75-degree water. The men would have died almost instantly.

Photographs of the scene show the sinkhole still steaming with heat as rescue workers try to retrieve the car.

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The car in the sinkhole. (Credit: Getty)
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The Lada being retrieved from the sinkhole.

‘A car fell as a result of the ground collapsing. Sadly people were killed,’ said the local Ministry of Emergencies.

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