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Beijing, China. April 26th, 2011.

Workers block off the site of a sinkhole which occured overnight on Shiliuzhuang road, in Beijing. A section of the road collapsed beneath a truck, slightly injuring the driver and a passenger, who both jumped out the vehicle before it … Continue reading

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Syracuse, New York. April 26th, 2011.

Syracuse officials fear that the 20-feet deep sinkhole being repaired on Richmond Avenue today is just the first of several holes created by rushing water during that fierce storm that dumped 1.8 inches of water on April 26. “We anticipate … Continue reading

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Anderson Township, Ohio. April 26th, 2011.

The daily doses of rain are making a big problem in one Anderson Township parking lot even bigger. A sinkhole has opened up in the back of Plants by Wolfangel in the 8100 block of Beechmont Avenue. News 5’s Andrew … Continue reading

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Kampung Baru, Malaysia. April 20th, 2011.

ABOUT 30 families have been evacuated to a community hall after a two-metre deep sinkhole appeared in front of their houses. The sinkhole was believed to be caused by the bursting of old underground pipes. Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Guatemala. May 31st 2010

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Ker Than for National Geographic News Human activity, not nature, was the likely cause of the gaping sinkhole that opened up in the streets of Guatemala City on Sunday, a geologist says. A burst sewer pipe or storm drain probably hollowed out … Continue reading

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London, Ontario Canada. October 30th, 2007

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Lisbon, Portugal. November 25, 2003.

A bus driver in Portugal had a lucky escape after plunging into a sinkhole in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 25, 2003. The driver could do little to avoid the gaping chasm when the street in front of the bus suddenly … Continue reading

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