Massive Sinkhole Swallows Building In Guatemala City In Wake Of Tropical Storm Agatha
As Guatemala emerged from the downpours of Tropical Storm Agatha, it was struck by another natural disaster - a massive sinkhole that swallowed an entire building.
The hole, which formed at a street intersection Guatemala City, looks like a near-perfect circle and according to reports, it spread beneath a three-story structure, which fell into it. A private security guard is believed to have been killed.
The storm's rain is being blamed for creating the sinkhole, which form suddenly without warning and can range in size. Sinkholes are found throughout the world.
Flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 150 people and left thousands homeless in Central America, officials said. Guatemala was the hardest hit, with officials putting the death toll at 123, with another 90 still missing. --courtesy of nydailynews.com
Ruperto says: " Wow... These pictures are very disturbing. This is the first time that I've seen this kind of natural disaster. Many people have died and let us pray for them. One thing entered my mind though, when I first saw these pictures. If you've seen the movie "Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer", there are scenes on the movie that has the same sinkholes like these pictures. Galactus, the supreme being who wants to suck the energy of the living things on Earth, used the Silver Surfer to create massive sinkholes. Pretty ironic and scary huh. Let us hope that this will not happen here in the Philippines because there are other countries that had this same sinkholes."