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Incredible drone footage shows huge 600ft sinkhole that opened up in IHOP parking lot and swallowing 15 cars WHOLE

  • Customers at the IHOP were shocked when they heard booms and looked out to see ground opening up
  • Authorities are trying to figure out why the sinkhole opened up outside the restaurant on Meridian, Mississippi
  • Restaurant’s parking lot was built over a drainage ditch which appears to have collapsed creating the sinkhole
  • More than a dozen vehicles were swallowed up in the sinkhole but no-one is believed to have been hurt
Around 15 cars which were parked behind the restaurant fell into the chasm, while one had a lucky escape and can be seen teetering on the edge

Around 15 cars which were parked behind the restaurant fell into the chasm, while one had a lucky escape and can be seen teetering on the edge

A massive sinkhole has opened up at a Mississippi IHOP parking lot – swallowing up more than a dozen parked cars as diners looked on in horror.

Incredible aerial footage, shot by a drone, shows the gaping chasm that opened up outside the restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi, on Saturday night.

The sinkhole appears to have been caused after part of the restaurant’s parking lot, which was built over a drainage ditch, collapsed in on itself.

Witnesses say they heard huge booms before the hole started to widen taking in car after a car until it stretched 54ft across and a staggering 600ft long.

Aerial footage, shot by a drone, shows the gaping chasm that opened up outside the restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi, on Saturday night

Aerial footage, shot by a drone, shows the gaping chasm that opened up outside the restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi, on Saturday night

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