A security guard has died in China after plunging into a sinkhole that opened under his feet in a tragedy that was captured by CCTV.
Yang Jiabin, 25, was walking through a residential compound in South China's Guangdong Province when he was sucked into the huge sinkhole, estimated to measure up to eight metres wide and 16 metres deep.
Sinkhole kills man in China
Cameras capture the moment a 16m sinkhole swallows a security guard in Shenzhen, China.
Security cameras captured the moment Mr Jiabin, who was walking through the compound in Shenzhen with an umbrella after recent rain, suddenly disappeared into the ground as the pavement collapsed around him.
Footage from another security camera shows a second security guard running to a door before he sees the chasm that has opened up in the ground. He then backs away.
A witness told Sky News that the pavement suddenly opened up without warning at the compound, which is located next to a construction site.
"I went next door to take pictures with the other worker before the accident occurred. It came all of a sudden with no warning," the unidentified witness said.
Mr Yang was unconscious when he was rescued from the sinkhole but died in hospital a short time later.
The Southern Metropolis Daily reported that residents at the compound had complained repeatedly about tremors caused by a construction site only two metres from where the collapse occurred.
According to other reports in China, heavy rain had caused underground water pipes to collapse, causing the ground to give way.
An investigation into the cause of the sinkhole has been launched.
Earlier this month, a man was killed after a huge sinkhole opened up underneath his bedroom in Florida in the United States.