Six-metre-wide abyss in Prestwich believed to be caused by a collapsed sewer after heavy rains

An enormous sinkhole has opened up in a street in Greater Manchester, swallowing several wheelie bins and becoming an instant local attraction.

A sewer running under Heywood Road in Prestwich collapsed on Monday after heavy rain, creating a crater at least 6 metres (20ft) wide. Residents closed access to their own road using wheelie bins, some of which ended up falling victim to the hungry abyss.

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