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House sucked into a sinkhole in Russia as rescue workers search for debris for an elderly woman who was inside

Entire house disappears in sinkhole in Russian village: Rescue team searches rubble for 78-year-old woman who was inside

  • A house was swallowed up when a 7 meter deep crater suddenly opened in Vyshkov, a Russian village
  • Two people escaped the building, but rescuers are still searching for a 78-year-old woman inside
  • Special teams and a crane have been called in to clear the debris and help find the older woman

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A house was swallowed up when a 7.8 meter deep crater suddenly opened in a Russian village.

One of the two residents escaped, but rescuers today were hunting for a 78-year-old woman amid the rubble of the collapsed building.

One of the rescued residents said her aunt was still in the sunken house that fell into a sinkhole about 15 meters in diameter.

An entire house was swallowed up when a huge sinkhole suddenly opened in a Russian village. The adjacent house (pictured above) escaped its neighbor's fate

An entire house was swallowed up when a huge sinkhole suddenly opened in a Russian village. The adjacent house (pictured above) escaped its neighbor’s fate

Two people were rescued, but search teams are still looking for a 78-year-old woman who was reportedly in the house when it was swallowed by the sinkhole

Two people were rescued, but search teams are still looking for a 78-year-old woman who was reportedly in the house when it was swallowed by the sinkhole

Two people were rescued, but search teams are still looking for a 78-year-old woman who was reportedly in the house when it was swallowed by the sinkhole

'She fell underground with the house': A survivor told a local newspaper how her maternal aunt disappeared when the house disappeared into the huge sinkhole

'She fell underground with the house': A survivor told a local newspaper how her maternal aunt disappeared when the house disappeared into the huge sinkhole

‘She fell underground with the house’: A survivor told a local newspaper how her maternal aunt disappeared when the house disappeared into the huge sinkhole

“She fell underground with the house,” the survivor told a newspaper in the Bryansk region.

‘She’s my maternal aunt.

‘We are waiting for specialists from Bryansk.

“They’re going to dig now, hoping to find her.”

The sinkhole formed in the village of Vyshkov, the site of a previous such incident in 2017.

Cranes and special teams have been deployed to help clean up debris left by the destroyed house in the Russian village of Vyshkov

Cranes and special teams have been deployed to help clean up debris left by the destroyed house in the Russian village of Vyshkov

Cranes and special teams have been deployed to help clean up debris left by the destroyed house in the Russian village of Vyshkov

Deputy chief of Zlynkovsky’s district administration, Anatoly Poddubny, said emergency workers were doing everything they could to save the retiree, who is believed to be somewhere in the sinkhole. “We still hope for a miracle,” he said

Rescuers search through wood and metal scraps from the destroyed house in an attempt to find an elderly woman believed to have been inside when it collapsed

Rescuers search through wood and metal scraps from the destroyed house in an attempt to find an elderly woman believed to have been inside when it collapsed

Rescuers search through wood and metal scraps from the destroyed house in an attempt to find an elderly woman believed to have been inside when it collapsed

In this case, the adjacent house was not swallowed up by the hole.

Zlynkovsky’s deputy chief of district administration, Anatoly Poddubny, said aid workers were doing everything they could to save the retiree.

“We’re still hoping for a miracle — that she’s still alive,” he said.

Images from NTV showed how a crane was brought in to clean up the debris.

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