According to Chinese news agency Xinhua News, part of a road in the city of Harbin caved in without warning at 4 pm on Tuesday.
people reportedly fell into the sinkhole, including a 14-month-old girl, who was in the arms of her aunt moments before the collapse. Two people were killed in the accident.
workers were rushed to the scene, and accessed the hole using a drainpipe. The rescue workers told Shangdu News that because the network of pipes and cables had been affected by the road collapse, the rescue was extremely difficult.
After several hours, rescuers were able to pull the baby girl and one other person to safety. It is unclear as to whether or not the baby's aunt was rescued.
Miraculously the child suffered only minor scratches and bruises.
Residents in the surrounding buildings have since been evacuated and the cause of the accident is currently under investigation.