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Storm blows a 200ft hole in Guatemala City, swallowing a building

Posted by Lindy on June 1, 2010


What has been going on here?

This was the scene in Guatemala yesterday after a 200ft deep sink hole swallowed up a three-storey building. The enormous crater appeared in the Central American country’s capital, Guatemala City, as it was being ravaged by torrential rain and mudslides during Tropical Storm Agatha. Agatha, the first named storm of the 2010 Pacific season, slammed into Guatemala and neighbouring El Salvador at the weekend, dumping more than three feet of rain in the region.

The enormous crater appeared while the city was being ravaged with high winds, torrential rain and deadly mudslides. Witnesses claim at least one man was in the three-storey building when it was swallowed up at a downtown intersection, and others remain missing.

Agatha has killed at least 146 people across Central America, and has sparked fears for the economies of Guatemala and El Salvador – as there has been widespread damage to the coffee crop in both countries.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1283066/Guatemala-sink-hole-Tropical-storm-Agatha-blows-200ft-hole-city.html#ixzz0pdcTxpK3

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2 Responses to “Storm blows a 200ft hole in Guatemala City, swallowing a building”

  1. alec8c said

    Wow, I kept seeing the picture on the news and saying what on earth is that!

  2. alec8c said

    Wow, I kept seeing the picture on the news and saying what on earth is that!I thought a meteor had hit or something haha. Maybe Alice is down there somewhere, must have been a big rabbit!

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