Half dozen cars SWALLOWED by a sinkhole in a Pennsylvania parking lot

Six cars have been trapped by a sinkhole that opened up in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania outlet mall.

The hole swallowed the vehicles at about 4.30 pm Friday at Tanger Outlets just east of Lancaster City.

A woman tells WGAL-TV she was inside one of the vehicles during the collapse, and described it like an earthquake. 

Bystanders helped her get out safely.

No one was hurt, but the vehicles can’t be removed until the area is stable.

A woman who answered the phone at the mall office said ‘the photos don’t lie’ about the incident, then hung up.

Shoppers posted photos and videos from the scene on social media showing the cars lying under the parking lot and in the earth. 

The Lafayette Fire Company has asked people to avoid the shopping center while it tries to remove the cars from the sinkhole and secure the area.

Lancaster is about 70 miles (113 kilometers) west of Philadelphia.

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