Huge sinkhole traps bakkie as road gives way
Cape Town - Two workmen got stuck in a sinkhole in Wetton when a section of the road gave way on Wednesday morning. Shortly after 6am, the bakkie was travelling along Gorlay Road and was turning into Bamboesvlei Road when the incident occurred.
Traffic Services spokesman Richard Coleman said the men were not injured; the vehicle was removed and traffic officers cordoned off a section of the road while City workers repaired the hole. Workers on the site said it appeared that a water pipe had burst under the road’s surface.
Ebrahiem Abrahams, who works at Town Scrap Metals, said he got a fright when he received a message about the hole.
“It was just after 7am when I got the message that a bakkie was stuck because there was a huge sinkhole," he said. "I got a skrik, but when I got here I could see how big it actually is. The bakkie was out by the time we got here. We never saw any signs that the road may sink in. It was all fine and now this.”
According to a source on the scene, the bakkie was extracted by a private towing company and Fire and Rescue Services were not called to the scene.