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Third body found in Guatemala sinkhole (WOW! pictures)
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 25, 2007

Posted on 02/26/2007 11:39:52 AM PST by lizol

Third body found in Guatemala sinkhole

February 25, 2007

GUATEMALA CITY -- Emergency crews Saturday found a third body in a 330-foot-deep sinkhole that had swallowed a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people in a crowded Guatemala City neighborhood.

The body of Domingo Soyos, 53, was carried out of the enormous fissure and identified by family members, medical crews said.

Soyos was the father of teenagers Irma and David Soyos, whose bodies were found floating in a river of sewage soon after the sinkhole opened Friday.

Residents said there were other people unaccounted for, but emergency crews could not confirm that.

Officials blamed recent rains and an underground sewage flow from a ruptured main for the tragedy. The pit emitted foul odors, loud noises and tremors, shaking the surrounding ground. A rush of water could be heard from its depths, and authorities feared it could widen or other sinkholes could open.

Police evacuated nearby homes and cordoned off a 500-yard perimeter around the crater. Security officials were on guard for possible looters and curious onlookers.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: disaster; guatemala; sinkhole
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To: wardaddy
Yeah...its a bad part of town.
I also got an email last night from a former colleague who is there, it seems that 2 guys tried to kidnap an guy who is an official with Taiwan's embassy in Guatemala. Nothing came of it. He talked and stalled the guys until a passing policia noticed something going on. The cop got them all out of the car, separated them and the Taiwanese guy told him what was happening.
Just a couple of locals looking to make some $$$s with the 'chino.'
151 posted on 06/01/2010 6:16:16 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: lizol; SE Mom; onyx; penelopesire; hoosiermama; maggief; Liz; rodguy911

Utterly shocking and breathtaking !
Lord, protect us.


152 posted on 06/01/2010 6:39:17 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, hunker down & go Galt)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the ping. It’s so surreal. The hole is almost perfectly round.


153 posted on 06/01/2010 7:00:07 PM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: gridlock
What happened to all the dirt?

Good question! And what was under it, or not under it, to cause it to sink?

What other areas of the Guatemala have "nothing under them" and could sink in the future?

154 posted on 06/01/2010 7:03:18 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

Those are some photos!

When I heard the news of the latest collapse, I didn’t picture anything that big.

We have a lot of sinkholes in coal country in PA., but nothing like that!


155 posted on 06/02/2010 12:19:59 PM PDT by Palladin (Commodore Obama: "Damn the Constitution. Full speed ahead!")
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To: penelopesire

So perfectly round it makes you think there may have been a manmade structure there built by an ancient civilization.

A huge central well or something.

Maybe our Freeper historians can enlighten us.


156 posted on 06/02/2010 12:22:46 PM PDT by Palladin (Commodore Obama: "Damn the Constitution. Full speed ahead!")
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To: zarf

Can you imagine being an emergency rescue worker there? They are put in enormous danger in what reads like the grossest of circumstances.


157 posted on 06/02/2010 12:25:33 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Palladin

That sounds perfectly plausible for sure. It certainly sank into the abyss.


158 posted on 06/02/2010 2:13:05 PM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: penelopesire

the local authoroties are still looking into it....


159 posted on 06/02/2010 3:38:07 PM PDT by razbinn (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,and to the republic for which it ...)
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To: reagan_fanatic

hilarious!!


160 posted on 06/02/2010 5:54:45 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: lizol

i did it ....lol jk ..but omg! thats big!


161 posted on 06/03/2010 4:34:16 AM PDT by adnoR
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To: razbinn
the local authoroties are still looking into it....

They suspect that it is actually Barney Frank's ASSH*LE...

162 posted on 06/09/2010 3:02:06 PM PDT by Huebolt (Government bureaucracies: DE-UNIONIZE, DOWNSIZE, DECENTRALIZE)
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