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Massive sinkholes in Gauteng, South Africa swallowing homes, roads

One of the sinkholes which residents use to dump garbage.
© Ntwaagae Seleka
One of the sinkholes which residents use to dump garbage.
Residents from a Khutsong suburb outside Carletonville could soon be forced to leave their homes because of a sinkhole swallowing up giant portions of land, laying waste to properties and infrastructure.

Community leaders have accused the local Merafong City Municipality of ignoring geologists' reports which years ago said this the earth was likely to give way. The City confirmed that it plans to rehouse more than 25 000 residents.

Homes and streets have already completely disappeared in some parts, leaving residents in nearby areas worried that their properties could be next.

A stench from the broken sewer pipes hangs over the area. Some residents have taken to using the sinkholes as dumping sites.

In some places, owners have abandoned their homes which continue to fall into the sinkholes bit by bit. The situation is often worsened by heavy rain.


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Sinkhole 30 feet deep opens up in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Crews are monitoring a huge sinkhole that opened up between two homes in northwest Charlotte Sunday night, police said.

Officials were called to the scene on Cub Creek Lane near Capps Hollow Drive just before 8 p.m.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the sinkhole was about 15 feet wide and 30 feet deep.

Neighbors said they heard a loud bang and then saw parts of the yard falling in. Authorities said no one was hurt.


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Massive sinkhole opens up in Toms River, New Jersey

A massive sinkhole opened on Windsor Avenue in Toms River March 2
© Toms River Police Department
A massive sinkhole opened on Windsor Avenue in Toms River, March 2
A massive sinkhole opened on Windsor Avenue Monday, shutting down the roadway, police said.

Windsor Avenue between League Road and Garfield Avenue will be closed "around the clock" while utility crews conduct repairs, Toms River police said in a Facebook post.

No one was injured as a result of the road collapse, police spokeswoman Jillian Messina said.

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Giant unexplained sinkhole continues to enlarge in Westonaria, South Africa

The sinkhole is less than 80 metres away from houses in the area.
© Tumi Riba
The sinkhole is less than 80 metres away from houses in the area.
A huge sinkhole in an open veld near Davies Street in Westonaria has the town talking - especially those who live nearby.

One of the residents, 85-year-old Pat Markotter is one of those who are concerned about the dangers it poses.

"I took photo a while ago when it was much smaller. Look at it now, it has grown bigger. Two trees have already fallen in; this really poses a serious danger to everyone near it," he said.

Watch the following video of the sinkhole taken recently.


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Horse rescued from sinkhole in Maury County, Tennessee

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Firefighters in Tennessee said they used heavy equipment to dig a path to safety for a horse that fell into a sinkhole.

The Maury County Fire Department said crews responded alongside personnel from the Maury County Office of Emergency Management, Maury County Animal Control and the Spring Hill Fire Department when the horse was found in the sinkhole Tuesday on Forest Ridge Trail.


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Sinkhole swallows truck in Grand Ledge, Michigan

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Sinkhole takes out salt truck (not for a meal)
A giant sinkhole out in Grand Ledge needed a crane to get a salt truck out of it.

The worker was said to be turning around in the old gas station on Saginaw and Jenne Street, just down the road from Grand Ledge Schools and it has residents worried.

"This gas station, back in the year 2005 had a gas leak and they ended up digging the tanks out," Rick Jones, Former State Senator/ Sheriff sai.

Jones says he's been a resident of Grand Ledge for 40 years and has seen the old gas station transform into a mechanical shop and then into nothing. Now, it sits as state property but the real concern is that it's in a school zone.


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'Unbelievable': Giant sinkhole threatens to swallow 2 mobile homes in Tallahassee, Florida

Giant sinkhole opens at Florida mobile home park

Giant sinkhole opens at Florida mobile home park
Anwar El Khouri, 74, has lived in a mobile home in Florida for 11 years. Tuesday, a 50-foot sinkhole opened up in his front yard.

El Khouri says he's worried about losing his home as loose dirt continues to fall from the walls of the sinkhole in Tallahassee. His mobile home and another hang off the edge of the crater, which also swallowed a pine tree. Yellow tape with the words, "Fire Line Do Not Cross," creates a perimeter around the the crater.

El Khouri described how, a couple of days ago, he felt his trailer shake and he asked himself at the time: "Did the Earth change?"

He doesn't know why the hole opened.

"They tell me in Florida, it's like this," said El Khouri, adding he never saw one while living in Miami.


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Enormous sinkhole swallows a bus, which then EXPLODES, killing 6 and injuring 16 in Xining, China

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At least six people have been killed and 16 injured after an enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and a number of pedestrians in central China.

The incident occurred on Monday evening outside a hospital in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province.

CCTV footage showed an explosion inside the sinkhole shortly after the bus and bystanders fell inside on Monday evening.


Comment: Not only that, another TEN people are reportedly still missing. Sinkholes can do that! We've heard of reports where people are swallowed and their bodies NEVER recovered...


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SUV partly swallowed as sinkhole opens up in Easton, Pennsylvania

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An SUV was nearly swallowed by a sinkhole on Easton's southside.

Watch this surveillance video that shows the ground cracking as the car drives towards a stop sign.


The end of the SUV ends up below ground.

"All you hear is this loud scratch and boom, kinda sounded like a garbage can going into the back of a garbage truck," said Tanya Rinebold, who witnessed the accident.