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Sinkhole opens up under BMW on Scarborough, Ont. driveway


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 2:24 PM - A water main break in the Warden and Sheppard area of Scarborough, Ont. is the likely cause of a sinkhole that opened up on the driveway of a townhouse complex Wednesday, nearly swallowing a BMW.

Officials used a crane to extract the vehicle.

"I found that the water is coming out from the ground of my driveway so I tried to remove my car before it gets worse, but I couldn't," Fannie Lau told CTV Toronto Wednesday morning.

"It got stuck there."


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According to Lau, it took city officials approximately three hours to turn the water off.

Nobody was injured by the sinkhole, which is estimated to be three metres deep.

The condo board responsible for the complex will be footing the repair bill.

Early estimates suggest it will cost $10,000 to fix.

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