Seven-minute clip apparently captured after a river burst its banks

It captures huge blocks of ice and mud heading towards whirlpool


A monstrous whirlpool has appeared in the Baltic state of Latvia swallowing everything dragged towards it.

The bizarre phenomenon looks as if a plug has been pulled from the ground beneath as it sucks water down.

A seven-minute clip of what looks like a vortex in action was apparently captured after a river burst its banks in the south-east of the country.

Bizarre phenomenon: The monstrous whirlpool that has appeared in the Baltic state of Latvia

It captures huge blocks of ice and mud heading towards the whirlpool before disappearing underneath the water's surface.

More than 220,000 people have already watched the video in less than 48 hours on YouTube.

Does anyone else wanna throw on a scuba suit and see where this goes?' asked one user.

Another added: 'How does this work and where does all that stuff go?? Madness man. Go there again and upload next video! We must know if we will survive,' joked another.

Others commented it could be a sinkhole hidden underneath the river