Six dead as bus is swallowed by sinkhole in China

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Six people have died with four missing after a sinkhole swallowed a bus in Xining, China.

The incident occurred at 5.30pm yesterday (9.30am Irish time).

Video footage shows an explosion being triggered in the sinkhole at the time of the incident.

Several people were swallowed by the spreading of the sinkhole. A search and rescue operation is underway.

-Sam Fitzsimons