Huge Sinkhole Emerges in Guatemala After Tropical Storm (Photo)

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A huge sinkhole has emerged in Guatemala after Tropical Storm Agatha pummeled the region. The photo released by the Guatemalan government is absolutely incredible. CNN is reporting that the sinkhole swallowed a three-story building and a house; killing a security guard.

The huge sinkhole appeared in Zone 2 of Guatemala City, and reports have said similar sinkholes may be in the process of forming.

Can you imagine the earth simply opening up and swallowing a building and a home? When you look at the width and depth of this massive sinkhole in Guatemala, it is actually quite difficult to fathom that this isn’t a man made hole.

Sinkholes such as these aren’t unheard of, however, and have even occurred in the United States; the more recently recorded ones in the state of Florida.

Here is the photo released by the Guatemalan government of the sinkhole.

 

 

 Source: Business Insider

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