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Guatemalan sinkhole

Pictures of a recently-formed sinkhole in Guatemala City can be found here.

By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press Writer

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – A 330-foot-deep sinkhole killed at least two teenagers as it swallowed about a dozen homes early Friday 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.

The pit emitted foul odors, loud noises and tremors, shaking the surrounding ground. A rush of water could be heard from its depths, and authorities feared it could widen or others could open up.

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February 27, 2007 - Posted by | Geology

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