Chinese couple escape injury after broken water pipe impales car

A couple narrowly escaped death after a broken water pipe tilting up the ground impaling through their car in southern China.

The terrifying moment, filmed in Shangrao city, Jiangxi province on June 16, shows an over a-dozen-metre-long underground water pipe tilting up from the road and impaling a car.

According to reports, the broken water pipe had been exposed above the ground for three days.

Mr Zheng, the driver, was taking his wife to work when their car was impaled by the pipe.

Fortunately, the water pipe missed the couple and no one was injured.

Zheng has called the police and the case is being investigated.