Massive Sinkhole Swallows Car With Two Year Old Girl Trapped Inside


The couple and their two-year-old daughter were driving through Trujillo in Peru when their car was engulfed by a massive sinkhole. Witnesses filmed the dramatic rescue as passers-by desperately tried to help the family.

The footage shows one of the rescuers hanging on a make-shift rope tied to the front door of the car.The man, who is laying flat on the tarmac, holds open the door of the car while other rescuers try to free the rest of the family.

The woman then climbs up through the car, grabs another rope and escapes through a side window. Edgar Orlando Bartolo Silva, who was trapped in the car with his girlfriend and their two-year-old daughter told Peru: ‘Some people helped us, but we were scared, because water began to filter into the vehicle.’

The sinkhole is believed to have appeared because of the heavy rain in the area last week.


Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.