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Swallowed up: A cement truck was pulled into the ground when a road collapsed in eastern China on Monday
A cement truck, telephone pole and police kiosk were swallowed into the ground during a terrifying road collapse.

Three people were also injured when the busy road opened up in Anhui province, eastern China, on Monday afternoon, reported the People's Daily Online.

The 1,000 square-feet sinkhole appeared in front of a department store in the city, which has closed temporarily.

Emergency services quickly arrived on the scene and assessed the extent of the damage.

The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.

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Giant sinkhole: The road suddenly opened up in front of a department store, leaving three people injured
There have been a series of road collapses across China over recent years, leading to questions about the quality of road construction in the country.

Just last month, a motorway bridge collapsed in Guangdong province, southern China.

One person was killed and three others injured in the Guangdong accident.

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Debris: The hole measures 1,000 square feet. The cause of the collapse is now under investigation