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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: 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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