Car drives into crater amid severe weather in China

STORY: Passers-by were seen attempting to help rescue anyone trapped in the vehicle and another car that also fell into the fissure.

The driver in the white car was rescued by passers-by and no casualties were reported yet, according to local media.

Grain-producing Heilongjiang is the latest place hit by Doksuri, which has caused deaths, displaced thousands and put China's disaster-response systems to the test after swamping Beijing and nearby cities since making landfall in the south a week earlier.

Heilongjiang was forecast on Friday to experience inclement weather, including short-term heavy precipitation, thunderstorms and strong winds, as well as localised torrential downpours in northern Qiqihar.