Trucker gets that sinking feeling
A cement mixer driver was shocked in China when one of his rear wheels suddenly sank into the road.
Zhang Fengyi was driving the 12-tonne vehicle to a building site in Xi'an, capital of western China's Shaanxi Province, when it happened.
"I suddenly he heard a 'pang' sound and then the vehicle tipped up at the front," he said.
Local investigators found three deep pits under the road, which they suspect may be the result of erosion or unauthorised works.
"Underneath were heating pipes carrying 3,000 tonnes of hot water. If broken, it could have been quite a disaster," said spokesman Zhang Jian.