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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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1 posted on 02/26/2007 11:39:56 AM PST by lizol
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To: lizol

Now THAT is scary.


2 posted on 02/26/2007 11:40:48 AM PST by zarf (Her hair was of a dank yellow, and fell over her temples like sauerkraut......)
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To: lizol

Holy moly!


3 posted on 02/26/2007 11:41:36 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: lizol

wow


4 posted on 02/26/2007 11:41:46 AM PST by Flightdeck
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To: lizol

Amazing! That looks like a bunch of movie stills, not real.


5 posted on 02/26/2007 11:42:05 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (If something I said angers you, you are must be ignorant, a sissy or a commie. Have a nice day.)
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To: lizol
If this was in Japan, Godzilla would definitely come out of that hole.
6 posted on 02/26/2007 11:42:14 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: lizol

And i thought Al Gore was the biggest hole I was gonna see on Free Republic today.


7 posted on 02/26/2007 11:42:17 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: lizol

That's a big hole.


8 posted on 02/26/2007 11:42:20 AM PST by GATOR NAVY (Naming CVNs after congressmen and mediocre presidents burns my butt)
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To: zarf

330-foot-deep!!!

That really is scary.


9 posted on 02/26/2007 11:42:42 AM PST by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: lizol

Bush's fault!


10 posted on 02/26/2007 11:42:48 AM PST by mr_hammer (Pro-life, Pro-gun, Pro-military, Pro-borders, Limited Govn't will win in 08!)
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To: Constitution Day

Maybe them Feng Shui folks are worth listening to afterall...


11 posted on 02/26/2007 11:42:56 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Too dang funny!!


13 posted on 02/26/2007 11:43:39 AM PST by msnimje (The Pro-Life movement is about winning Converts to the cause. Why attack the converted?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Maybe, but I'll take my chances.


14 posted on 02/26/2007 11:43:46 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: lizol
Oddly enough, this song just came on my Yahoo launchcast:


15 posted on 02/26/2007 11:44:38 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: lizol

Wow! A nightmare come true.


16 posted on 02/26/2007 11:44:54 AM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: zarf

scarier than global warming!


17 posted on 02/26/2007 11:46:36 AM PST by flashbunny (<--- CLICK HERE IF YOU HATE RINOS! Free Anti RINO graphics!)
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To: dead
The first thing I thought of was this:


18 posted on 02/26/2007 11:47:06 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: lizol

What happened to all the dirt?


19 posted on 02/26/2007 11:47:16 AM PST by gridlock (Isn't it peculiar that matter what the problem, the government's solution is always "more taxes".)
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To: lizol
That would be about this tall....


20 posted on 02/26/2007 11:47:24 AM PST by Cvengr
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To: Lockbar

I thought Hillary sat down too hard in a chair


21 posted on 02/26/2007 11:48:07 AM PST by misterrob (Jack Bauer/Chuck Norris 2008)
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To: Lockbar

Great minds think alike....oh, what a sad commentary...;^(


22 posted on 02/26/2007 11:48:40 AM PST by Cvengr
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To: lizol
What if this thing keeps growing and eventually swallows the Earth?

We're DOOMED.

23 posted on 02/26/2007 11:50:16 AM PST by SIDENET (Voting for a liberal doesn't advance Conservatism.)
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To: zarf

A good place to throw garbage.


24 posted on 02/26/2007 11:52:17 AM PST by jetson (II)
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To: gridlock

sinkholes form when there is moving water under the surface. It wears and carries away the limestone or whatever is there, leaving a big pocket just waiting to collapse in on itself.


25 posted on 02/26/2007 11:52:38 AM PST by Sax
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To: All
Following pictures are interesting too, but this hole was "human made" (diamond mine "Mirnyi" in Russia, depth - 525 meters, diameter - 1200 meters)






26 posted on 02/26/2007 11:52:47 AM PST by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: lizol
Calling Kevin Bacon. Kevin Bacon pick up the white courtesy phone...


27 posted on 02/26/2007 11:53:24 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: dead

If this was in Japan, Godzilla would definitely come out of that hole.




That would be Gozira!


28 posted on 02/26/2007 11:54:09 AM PST by eleni121 ( + En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great))
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To: lizol

I bet if you throw Hitlery down there, she'll either fly up and out on her broom, or you'll be able to hear her yelling until she goes splat. After that, you can follow with Murtha, Pelosi, Osama-Obama, and whomever else needs a swift kick down a hole.


29 posted on 02/26/2007 11:54:42 AM PST by wastedyears ( Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: lizol

Yeesh.... I guess now we know what happens when God hits the "Smite" button.


30 posted on 02/26/2007 11:54:52 AM PST by r9etb
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To: Hatteras
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31 posted on 02/26/2007 11:55:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: lizol

Bush's fault!

Just trying to be funny....


32 posted on 02/26/2007 11:56:16 AM PST by mr_hammer (Pro-life, Pro-gun, Pro-military, Pro-borders, Limited Govn't will win in 08!)
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To: lizol

Wow! 330 feet deep? Holy cow.

That's amazing. Any word on how it developed? Maybe a previously existing cavern cave-in?


33 posted on 02/26/2007 11:56:33 AM PST by Ramius ([sip])
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To: Fstrt5

I hope you dated my ex-wife after our divorce!


34 posted on 02/26/2007 11:56:36 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Hatteras

Not the RED courtesy phone...the WHITE courtesy phone.


35 posted on 02/26/2007 11:57:09 AM PST by thulldud ("Para inglÚs, oprima el dos.")
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To: lizol

Dang Guatamalans digging holes to America. Why bother all they have to do is walk across.


36 posted on 02/26/2007 11:57:19 AM PST by lakeman (when a marine kills the only thing he feels is the recoil of his rifle)
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To: lizol

YIKES! You never want to walk around in the dark, huh!


37 posted on 02/26/2007 11:57:27 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: lizol

Dude, Where's My Neighborhood?


38 posted on 02/26/2007 11:58:28 AM PST by kidd
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To: eleni121
That would be Gozira!

LOL! Oh no, there goes To-kee-O...

39 posted on 02/26/2007 11:59:03 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: HairOfTheDog
I'm having a hard time believing this was from a mere broken sewer main:

Officials blamed recent rains and an underground sewage flow from a ruptured main for the tragedy.

I'm not thinking so.

40 posted on 02/26/2007 12:00:22 PM PST by Ramius ([sip])
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To: lizol

Ay, carumba!


41 posted on 02/26/2007 12:01:15 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: lizol
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.

Maybe someone needs to step off the distance to make sure, but if that's 500 yards, then it looks like I can hit a nine iron about 500 yards in Guatemala.

42 posted on 02/26/2007 12:03:27 PM PST by GreenAccord (I have declared a LEVEL 2 driveawy alert: No unecessary shoveling.)
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To: Constitution Day

Yeah...Hole-y Mole-y.


43 posted on 02/26/2007 12:03:59 PM PST by eleni121 ( + En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great))
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To: lizol
Hey look! France!

Oops, nevermind.
I just remembered that France is an above-ground hole.

44 posted on 02/26/2007 12:04:02 PM PST by Ignatz ("I think we should tax all foreigners living abroad.")
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To: lizol

Quick, someone get the manhole cover company on the phone.


45 posted on 02/26/2007 12:04:37 PM PST by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: GreenAccord
it looks like I can hit a nine iron about 500 yards in Guatemala.

Yeah, but a hole like that does wonders for anyone's short game.

46 posted on 02/26/2007 12:04:47 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: lizol

Obviously caused by Global Warming and Bush!.............


47 posted on 02/26/2007 12:05:44 PM PST by Red Badger (Britney Spears shaved her head............Well, that's one way of getting rid of headlice.........)
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To: zarf

Looks like an everday Louisiana pothole.


48 posted on 02/26/2007 12:06:20 PM PST by Ellesu
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To: GreenAccord

You can play golf like Happy Gilmore!......


49 posted on 02/26/2007 12:06:47 PM PST by Red Badger (Britney Spears shaved her head............Well, that's one way of getting rid of headlice.........)
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To: lizol
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50 posted on 02/26/2007 12:07:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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