Saturday, February 24, 2007


Giant sinkhole swallows father, teens

‘A giant sinkhole opened before dawn Friday, swallowing several homes and a truck and leaving a father and two teenagers missing in Guatemala City.

Officials said the 100-meter-deep (330-foot-deep) sinkhole in a crowded neighborhood of poor, concrete homes was caused by recent rains and an underground sewage flow from a ruptured main.

National disaster coordinator Hugo Hernandez identified the missing as Domingo, Irma and David Sosyos, ages 53, 18 and 15, respectively. A body appeared in a river of sewage near the sinkhole, but it was unclear whether the corpse was a victim. [..]

The pit was emitting foul odors, loud noises and tremors, and a rush of water could be heard from its depths. Authorities feared it could widen or others could open up.’

2 Responses to “Giant sinkhole swallows father, teens”

  1. Channel19 Says:

    Sorry for the losses!
    Where were the local representatives when this occered and why weren’t experts flown in during the tremors? Geologist and seimologist need to be informed on a regular basis to evaluate this. No matter how poor the neighborhood the nation that provide safety for it’s residences rich or poor needed to take action long before this occured.
    My condolences for the loss of human life to the families of these members who lost there lives. Some do something!

  2. Channel19 Says:

    Correction ‘Somebody’ should have been inserted not ‘Some’. My apologies!

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