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A woman fell into this giant hole that opened 'like a trapdoor' in the street

The woman was shaken – but not seriously injured – in the incident.

Updated 13.02

A WOMAN WAS taken to hospital after falling into a giant hole that appeared in the pavement of a London street this morning.

Witnesses reported screaming before the woman disappeared into the hole outside a café in the west London suburb of Fulham, the Evening Standard reported.

She was pulled from the hole and taken to hospital, while the area was cordoned off.

Kate Sissons, who posted images of the hole on Instagram, posted that both the woman and her pram fell into the hole.

“It just happened! Loud scream and all I could see was the pram,” she said.

“Ambulance and fire on way to get her out. Scary. V v scary.”

However authorities and other eyewitnesses have denied there was a child involved, and it is not believed the woman may have been pushing a shopping trolley.

Fulham North End Rd in Fulham, London, where the sinkhole appeared this morning Google Maps Google Maps

One told the Evening Standard the hole had already opened up and the area cordoned off with chairs when the woman fell.

She went to go around it and she fell. But when they rescued her she was as good as gold. She didn’t have a baby with her.”

‘Shaken, not seriously injured’

A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service said emergency services were called to the site in North End Rd at 8.53am after reports a woman had fallen through a hole.

The patient was shaken but not seriously injured and we took her to Charing Cross Hospital,” he said.

A builder, Paul Smith, said he saw someone fall through the hole “like a trapdoor”.

“It is about a metre wide and about eight foot deep,” he said, according to the Mirror.

“I couldn’t see inside to see if it was a man or a woman but it was a person and the police were all around.”

- First published 11.47am

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