Shocking moment water well sinks into ground without a trace

Jul 13, 2018

This is the terrifying moment a water well sinks completely into the ground in less than a minute. As horrified people watch, the perimeter of the well first caves in. A few moments later the concrete circular well also collapses into the ground and vanishes into a pool of water. The incident occurred in Ambukuthi village in Wayanad district in South India on July 9. The well, which was a few generations old, was a popular landmark and fondly called ‘Muthassi Kinar’ (Granny’s well).Local residents said the well sunk due to heavy monsoon rains, which have ravaged the district over last three weeks. Eyewitnesses said a strange sound started emanating from inside the well on the morning of July 9. As many gathered near the well, it sunk right in front their eyes. N Karthikeyan, 63, of Kalpetta said: “It is not rare for old wells to cave in when it rains heavily. Last year, a well had similarly sunk in Kannur about 100 km from here.”