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100-metre sinkhole ‘swallows seven houses’ in Ukraine


Residents of a village in Ukraine are demanding the government help them after a 100-metre-wide, 60-metre-deep sinkhole opened up, reportedly swallowing seven houses.
Salt mines built in western Ukraine 220 years ago slowly began to collect water after they were closed, dissolving underground rock formations beneath some village.
And after an enormous sinkhole measuring 100 metres across opened up in Solotvino, Zakarpatska Oblast, residents are demanding the government move them to a safer location or take measures to stop the hole – and other, smaller ones like it – growing even larger.
‘The holes are getting closer to other houses all the time,’ …read more

Source: Metro

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