Giant Sinkhole on New York street almost swallows two cars image

A broken 50-inch sewer pipe is being blamed for creating a huge sinkhole on a Brooklyn street, that almost swallowed two cars.

The sinkhole was said to be between ten and 15-feet-deep and was created by a broken sewer line and residents say it is a common occurrence in the area.

Emergency personnel were called to 79th Street and Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge about 5 p.m. when the pavement first began to crumble.

The fire department and members of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection were able to rig a device to pull the car from the sinkhole’s edge, according to CBS.

“It just collapsed. Everything just went down,” said eyewitness Mohamed Mohamed, who lives on the block.
“It looked like something out of the new Batman movie,” he added.

Officials said repairs could last into the weekend.

This is the second time this summer a sinkhole has opened up in Bay Ridge.
No injuries were reported.