Motorcyclist Nearly Drowns as Water Pipe Bursts in Jiangsu

    Passers-by try to help a motorcyclist who got pulled into floodwaters from a burst water mains. (Screenshot/Sina News)The whirlpool subsided to a small eddy after the mains were switched off. (Screenshot/Sina News)

    Flooding from a burst water mains in Yangzhou Prefecture formed a whirlpool that sucked a passing driver off his motorbike.

    The incident happened late on August 5 in Wei Yang Road at the entrance to Bank of China, according to Sina News.

    Fortunately passers-by assisted the man to safety, but his bike was totally submerged.

    Translated research by Michelle.

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