Two cars have been swallowed by a sinkhole full of piping hot water which suddenly opened up today in Russia.
The Toyota Corolla Spacio and Nissan Juke were marooned in the crater at a crossroads in Novosibirsk, Russia's third largest city.
Photos showed curious onlookers peering at the enormous sinkhole from behind a cordon as public utility workers toiled to try to free the cars.
'Two cars are completely sunk. One is just about afloat, the other is sinking. It's awful,' an eyewitness told NGS, a local news outlet.
A Lexus which had been waiting at a red light was towed away