Several buildings collapsed inside the hole in Guangzhou
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Buildings in China collapse into huge hole

29 January 2013 Last updated at 11:02 GMT

A huge hole has swallowed an entire building complex in China's southern Guangdong province.

The buildings collapsed inside the hole which was near the construction site of a new subway line in Guangzhou.

Police moved more than 300 nearby residents and closed the area to traffic.

Geeta Guru-Murthy reports.