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This is probably the most terrifying story of the weekend.Details are sparse, but the AP reports that Russian police have confirmed an 18-month-old child was swept into an underground sewer system when the ground caved beneath him and his mother.
The incident happened in Bryansk, a relatively small city some 235 miles south of Moscow, after an underground pipe burst and caused the pavement to collapse. Both the mother and the toddler, sitting in a stroller, fell into the ground but only the mother was able to be rescued.
The child is presumed to have died.