Sunday, May 18, 2008

Large Sink Hole In Guatemala City

A 330-foot-deep sinkhole killed at least two teenagers as it swallowed about a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people in a crowded Guatemala City neighborhood. Officials blamed the sinkhole on recent rains and an underground sewage flow from a ruptured main.







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3 comments:

Madeline said...
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Madeline said...
My house is on a sinkhole

But I am so glad it doesn't look like this. I'm checking out your site for the same reason I am writing about my sinkhole. Because who really knows about them until you suddenly have a reason to or stunble in to one? (ouch! Bad pun!)

The blog about the adventure of living in a sinkhole house is - http://sinkholehouse.wordpress.com/

Check it out! Love your blog!

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