Skip to comments.Third body found in Guatemala sinkhole (WOW! pictures)
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.
Utterly shocking and breathtaking !
Lord, protect us.
Thanks for the ping. It’s so surreal. The hole is almost perfectly round.
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?
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!
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.
Can you imagine being an emergency rescue worker there? They are put in enormous danger in what reads like the grossest of circumstances.
That sounds perfectly plausible for sure. It certainly sank into the abyss.
the local authoroties are still looking into it....
i did it ....lol jk ..but omg! thats big!
They suspect that it is actually Barney Frank's ASSH*LE...
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