Massive Sinkhole Opens in Guatemala City

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Well, this is terrifying. After a weekend of heavy rain brought on by tropical storm Agatha, the Guatemalan government posted this picture of a giant sinkhole that opened without warning in the country’s capital of Guatemala City.

The sinkhole, which runs some 200 ft. deep, swallowed a three-story building and left one man missing when it opened on Sunday, according to the Daily Mail. Some 146 people have died across Central America in the wake of Agatha’s landfall, with Guatemala reporting the bulk of the casualties. Sinkholes like this, while frightening, didn’t cause most of the deaths — mudslides loosed by the downpour buried many in and around the capital.

For more on how sinkholes open, click here. Or, see more pictures of the sinkhole here.

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