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Hole in parking lot swallows two cars

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The convenience store was closed Tuesday morning after this hole opened in its parking lot (KWMU photo/Tom Weber)

By AP/KWMU

Ferguson, Mo. – Authorities are trying to figure out why part of a convenience store parking lot collapsed.

It happened around 9 p.m. Monday at the Convenient Food Mart in Ferguson.

Witnesses say a woman got into her car and shut the door before the vehicle fell into the hole. A second car went in with it.

No one was seriously hurt, but the woman was trapped for about 30 minutes.

The collapse happened above a sewer line, and Metropolitan Sewer District officials are investigating.

The hole was at least eight feet deep, about 15 feet long and 40 feet wide.

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