A massive sinkhole appears from across Rideau Centre in downtown Ottawa, Canada followed by a force evacuation just weeks before an exclusive gathering of world leaders including President Barack Obama, as scheduled to arrive in the Canadian capital for a summit.
As reported by Canadian media outlets, some passersby detected an odor coming from a natural gas in the air.
One man told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. saying,
“You could smell it in the area immediately, and people were running away from it, you could tell something was amiss,”.
“I caught the hole expanding and the car falling in and the gas just roiling the water, causing the dirt underneath the street to erode and collapse.”
The massive sinkhole circulated around social media with tweets from City of Ottawa twitter account, followed by other netizens.