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Massive sinkhole swallows man and his bedroom

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by judiz, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. judiz

    judiz Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

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    I can't even process the unfairness of this.
     
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  4. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

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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.
     
  5. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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

    judiz Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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