The fronts of houses crumbled and fell into a street where a massive sink hole had formed yesterday evening.

Hours earlier a car was sucked into the fissure, which appeared in Gorton, Manchster following the collapse of a sewer.

In dramatic footage the front of a house can be seen with a large crack running along its centre, Manchester Evening News reports.

The crack gets wider as the top and bottom storey begin to swell outwards.

A man behind the camera shouts 'get back' as the front of the house smashes into the ground with a loud crashing sound.

It leaves behind the internal structure of the home, where bedrooms can be seen intact.

Louise Kennedy told of how her elderly mother was at home on the street when the structure came down. 

"She just heard this loud bang," said Louise.

The front of the house collapsed into the street
The front of the house collapsed into the street

"They came out and the houses have just collapsed.

"My mum's owned that house for 40 years and we're stood here waiting to see if hers will collapse as well."

Two houses were destroyed and two more damaged on the Gorton road.

Luckily no one was hurt when the house crumbled
Luckily no one was hurt when the house crumbled
Bedrooms were revealed when the front fell off
Bedrooms were revealed when the front fell off

Those who live in the terrace houses have been given alternative accommodation.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

In a statement, a United Utilities spokesperson said: "United Utilities are dealing with a collapsed sewer on Walmer Street in Abbey Hey.

"This has caused the road to partially collapse causing significant damage to some homes in close proximity.

Cars collapsed into the sunken street after hours of rainfall
Cars collapsed into the sunken street after hours of rainfall
The hole appeared yesterday
The hole appeared yesterday

"Thankfully, everyone is safe and nobody has been injured.

"A decision was made to relocate residents of four properties and they have been found alternative accommodation.”

Earlier on Wednesday evening, a car was 'swallowed' by the sinkhole.

It comes as thousands of properties in Manchester had to be evacuated overnight due to rising river levels as Storm Christoph hit Cheshire.

Homes were flooded following heavy rainfall and snow showers in the region, with roads disrupted and residents in the county warned that river levels were still rising on Thursday.

Snowy scenes near the River Mersey in Didsbury,
Large parts of Cheshire were hit with flooding
Large parts of Cheshire were hit with flooding

Residents were evacuated overnight in the Didsbury and Northenden areas of Greater Manchester, with the Government preparing for further impacts from unsettled weather after heavy snow fell.

Over 170 flood warnings remained in place across England at midday on Thursday, with three "severe" warnings - meaning danger to life - issued for parts of the North West.

A severe flood warning has been issued for the English River Dee at Farndon in Cheshire, where water levels are expected to peak on Thursday afternoon, according to the Environment Agency.

It said that the "flooding of property is imminent" and that staff were closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels.

Superintendent Julie Westgate, from Cheshire Constabulary, said a number of residents had been evacuated in Warrington, Northwich, Chester, Ellesmere Port and Tattenhall.