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    Massive sinkhole swallows man and his bedroom

    Watching CNN and my heart is breaking for the family of this poor man, the man was sleeping in his bed when a sinkhole opened under the house collapsing the bedroom floor. Right now the area is considered too unstable to attempt any rescue.

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    They said on the evening news he was maybe 100 feet down. His BIL tried to get him out, but tragically couldn't find him.

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    I can't even process the unfairness of this.
    Keeper of Nathalie Pechelat's bitchface.

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    I saw this on CNN but I had no idea what a sinkhole is or how it is formed, so I looked up wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinkhole

    I am still wondering how this happened so suddenly, and if there were any indicators earlier- whether the area was susceptible to the formation of sinkholes.

    How frightening for this poor man and his family though! Such a terrible way to die! I read that 5 adults and a 2 year old escaped.

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    This sounds like something out of a horror film. How awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    I saw this on CNN but I had no idea what a sinkhole is or how it is formed, so I looked up wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinkhole

    I am still wondering how this happened so suddenly, and if there were any indicators earlier- whether the area was susceptible to the formation of sinkholes.

    How frightening for this poor man and his family though! Such a terrible way to die! I read that 5 adults and a 2 year old escaped.
    There had been some sinkholes in the area but this was totally unexpected. I heard the house had been inspected a few months ago and was declared in good condition with no evidence of sinkholes nearby.

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    If you're really looking for scary sinkholes, take a look at these:



    I think they usually open up very quickly, and are very common in karst geologies.

    http://slideshow.nbcnews.com/slidesh...s-up-51007724/

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