A woman from Australia sustained serious injuries when she fell into a sinkhole while walking on a route in New Zealand.
According to The New Zealand Herald, emergency services were called to the tourist attraction Whakarewarewa The Living Maori Village in Rotorua at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Thursday.
An elderly woman was reported to have suffered serious injuries, and a man was reported to have suffered mild injuries.
At 3:30 in the afternoon, after witnesses reported that two persons had been injured, the police were called to the scene.
Both people required medical attention and were transported by helicopter to the Rotorua Hospital.
In the video, the sinkhole, which Aukaha News estimated to be approximately 2 metres squared and 1.5 metres deep, can be seen steaming up with activity.
The general manager of Whakarewarewa Village, Mike Gibbons, is quoted as saying that he was aware of geothermal activity on Wahiao Drive and that the ground had opened up.
He stated that an older woman had suffered major burns after falling into a pit that was located close to the entrance of the attraction.
According to Gibbons, her husband jumped into action and tried to rescue her from the pit, but he ended up getting gravely hurt in the process.
A week ago, locals reportedly spotted steam rising from the area, which prompted authorities to place an orange safety cone in the area, as reported by Aukaha News.