A 3-Metre Wide Sinkhole Opened Up In KL And Nearly Swallowed A Myvi

The incident took place on Jalan Maharajalela at 11.35pm yesterday, 24 November.

Cover image via Info Roadblock JPJ-POLIS/Facebook & China Press

A Perodua Myvi fell into a sinkhole along Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur last night, 24 November

According to New Straits Times, the incident happened at 11.35pm and the driver has been identified as a 42-year-old woman.

She was driving along Jalan Maharajalela heading towards Jalan Loke Yew near Viva Home, before suddenly falling into a sinkhole, measuring about three square metres wide.

Image via China Press

The Myvi fell head-first into the sinkhole, with only one of its back tyres gripping onto the edge of the road

Image via China Press

The driver is reportedly unharmed from the incident

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkefly Yahya said the case is being investigated under Rule 10 LN166/59 of the Road Traffic Rules 1959, reported Sinar Harian.

Photos and videos of the incident have since gone viral on Facebook

A post uploaded by Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS has garnered over 1,100 shares and 6,000 reactions in less than a day.

A 38-second video showed a crane was used to pull the Myvi out of the sinkhole.

The Myvi suffered some damage on the front bumper and the skirts.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has since initiated repair works on the road

Image via China Press

China Press reported that DBKL workers have covered up the sinkhole as of 7.15am this morning, 25 November.

However, two lanes are still blocked as the recovery works continue.

You can watch the video of the Myvi being lifted out here:

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