Another Pedestrian Falls Through Sidewalk In China, This Time On Video

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"What is it with people falling through the sidewalk in China?" asks Katie, who brought my attention to the above, which happened in Xi'an, Shaanxi province. Remember the woman in Beijing who was plunged into boiling water when the ground inexplicably gave out from under her feet? How can you not remember. Sidewalk. Walking. SUBMERGED BY SCALDING WATER. DISASTER. She would perish from her injuries, which we were told included her skin and flesh getting “almost separated.”

A Horrifying Tale Of Ground Collapsing Underneath Woman, Plunging Her Into Boiling Water

Shanghaiist has this report from yesterday, and it’s shocking. A woman in Beijing is now in critical condition, with 90% of her skin deeply burned after she fell into hot water beneath the pavement when the road suddenly collapsed, according to Beijing News. Remember when mothers or nannies (or New York City) would tell you not to... Read more »