Houston sinkhole swallows dump truck

A dump truck was swallowed by a sinkhole on the streets of Houston, Texas on Tuesday morning.

February 8, 2011 5:40:37 PM PST
A dump truck was swallowed by a sinkhole on the streets of Houston, Texas on Tuesday morning.

It appears a broken, underground water main caused the street to collapse beneath the seven-ton truck.

A bit of irony here -- it turns out it is a city truck, carrying gravel and asphalt to fill potholes.

Nobody was hurt in the accident.