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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Massive sinkhole swallows building in Guatemala City in wake of Tropical Storm Agatha - Daily News

Tuesday, June 1st 2010

Guatemala emerged from the downpours of Tropical Storm Agatha, it was struck by another natural disaster - a massive sinkhole that swallowed an entire building.

The hole, which formed at a street intersection Guatemala City, looks like a near-perfect circle and according to reports, it spread beneath a three-story structure, which fell into it. A private security guard is believed to have been killed.
The storm's rain is being blamed for creating the sinkhole, which form suddenly without warning and can range in size. Sinkholes are found throughout the world.
Flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 150 people and left thousands homeless in Central America, officials said. Guatemala was the hardest hit, with officials putting the death toll at 123, with another 90 still missing.

Pictures From Reuters


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