Gosford, New South Wales, Australia. March 21st, 2011.

A giant sinkhole tore open a suburban street after heavy rain infiltrated a sewer main, causing it to fail.

The hole first opened up on Sunday afternoon, gradually widening to become an 8m-wide, 6m-deep chasm by yesterday afternoon.

SES controller Rolf Garda said it “was the most amazing thing I have seen”.

“When I got there it was about 2m square and no one knew what to do so I called our guys, the council and local police,” he said. “When I left about a half an hour later it had grown to 5m by 5m. It was just slumping in on itself.”

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