As Typhoon Saola trounces Taiwan, surveillance camera footage showing an unidentified man being swallowed by a sinkhole in Sansia District, Taiwan, has surfaced.

In the video, the man can be seen walking along the street until -- within a split second -- the ground gives way and he disappears. A rescue operation reportedly was attempted, but according to CNN the man later died of his injuries.

Those unlucky enough to be standing in the wrong place at the wrong time, sinkholes are a deadly occurrence, as they strike without enough warning to escape the hole radius. In Beijing last April, a woman was killed when a sidewalk collapsed and she plummeted into scalding water. In June, a sinkhole opened up in China that forced hundreds of people to evacuate.

(Hat Tip: Shanghaiist)

UPDATE: This post was updated to include the CNN report of the man's death.

Also on HuffPost: