A dramatic video of a Hyundai Venue car drowning in a sinkhole in Mumbai went massively viral on social media on Sunday. According to BMC‘s official Twitter account, the car was parked in the premises of a Ghatkopar West residential society in the Maximum city when it sank into the caved-in parking lot area. In another post, the BMC informed that the car was parked over a well, part of which was covered with RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete). “The residents of the society used to park their cars on the RCC area. Preliminary information has been received that a car parked on the RCC was submerged in water," BMC tweeted in Marathi.
#MumbaiRainsCar swallowed completely by a sinkhole in residential complex in Mumbai.. Later discovered that it was a covered well under a parking lot! pic.twitter.com/nvLct0QqfU— Subodh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@SuboSrivastava) June 13, 2021
“Fortunately, no one was killed or injured in the incident as no one was in the car," BMC further added.
घाटकोपर मधील कारच्या या घटनेशी महानगरपालिकेचा दुरान्वयानेही संबंध नाही. ही खासगी सोसायटी परिसरातील घटना आहे. सदर व्हायरल होत असलेल्या व्हिडिओ बाबतची वस्तुस्थिती पुढीलप्रमाणे आहे.(१/n) https://t.co/54dFq4w36L
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) June 13, 2021
While the incident left many netizens shocked and amused, the car sinking within a minute paved the way for memes.
She: Mere paas mat ana mai tumhe barbaad kardungiHe: pic.twitter.com/BmyKeknRLa
— Arvind Schröödinger☢️☣️ (@being__paranoid) June 13, 2021
As per a report published in the Indian Express, car’s owner Dr Kiran Doshi shot the video after the person who washes the cars of Ramnivas building residents raised an alarm while witnessing the concrete section of parking area caving in. The car was subsequently removed from the well Sunday night by the traffic police and BMC officials, the report added.