Several Coronation Street characters 'killed off' after sinkhole opens and car explodes

By Lottie Gibbons

A fierce storm in Coronation Street next week will leave several characters fighting for their lives.

As part of Coronation Street's 'super soap week', a sinkhole will collapse, a car will explode and an escaped prisoner plans a murder.

The main action will revolve around Gail Platt's sinkhole, which opened up in their back garden last year.

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Recently, they enlisted Leo to start work on the sinkhole - but things take a turn for the worse.

The week starts with Debbie making last-minute preparations for her House of Horrors event.

But as the drayman drops barrels of beer by the beer tent, nobody notices that as each barrel lands, a tiny amount of earth dislodges itself into the Platts' sinkhole.

Serious decisions are also made by Johnny, who tells Carla and Jenny he is moving to Bali to be with Kate.

Meanwhile, Abi is angered by a video of Corey packing for a trip to Germany and takes out a gun, seeking revenge.

The Alahan's car crashes with the prison van (ITV)

Dev, Aadi and Asha also set off for their trip away but as the storm gets worse they get lost on a country road.

And an old face reappears as Harvey deliberately injures himself in prison and demands to go to the hospital.

On his way to the hospital in the prison van, the guard pulls a knife and swerves into the Alahan's car.

Whilst Harvey manages to pull himself out of the van, preparing to escape, smoke seeps into the car and Dev has to decide whether to help Asha or Aadi.

Alone in the bistro Leanne, dressed as Morticia, finds herself face to face with Harvey.

When she tries to escape from the bistro he gags her and binds her hands together with gaffer tape.

Intent on murder Harvey Gaskell gives chase as Leanne Battersby tries to escape (ITV)

Back in the House of Horrors the music suddenly cuts out as a panicked Ryan peers out of the tent through the rain, he and Debbie realise the generator has gone and there is a hole in the ground where it once stood.

Ryan shows Leo the hole where the generator was. Leo tells David and Shona that he suspects it’s linked to the sinkhole in their garden and they need to evacuate the area.

In the beer tent, Ryan calls everyone to attention and announces that they need to leave.

As panic ensues Shona watches in horror as Jenny searches for Johnny only to be swallowed up by the ground.

Abi confronts Corey but as he goads her to pull the trigger, the ground gives way beneath them.

Abi and Corey find themselves trapped in a Victorian sewer, unaware that the gun lies midway between them on the ground.

And intent on murder Harvey gives chase as Leanne tries to escape but suddenly the ground opens up.

Trapped in the sewer and with the water rising around them Abi and Corey have a face-off, with Roy later getting involved.

Johnny and Jenny in the sinkhole (ITV)

Meanwhile, on land, Johnny ignores Shona's words of warning and edges himself into the sinkhole, determined to rescue Jenny.

In the sewer, Johnny hears Jenny’s cries for help and battles his way through the water towards her.

As the water continues to rise, Johnny assures Jenny that it’s only a matter of time before someone rescues them.

As the water below continues to rise, Johnny and Jenny scream for help clinging to the ladder.

On the street, David and Shona help Leo prise open the manhole cover outside the factory.

To David’s horror, Shona takes matters into her own hands and grabbing a rope, disappears down the manhole in search of Johnny and Jenny.

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