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.
I thought Hillary sat down too hard in a chair
Great minds think alike....oh, what a sad commentary...;^(
A good place to throw garbage.
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.
If this was in Japan, Godzilla would definitely come out of that hole.
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.
Yeesh.... I guess now we know what happens when God hits the "Smite" button.
Just trying to be funny....
Wow! 330 feet deep? Holy cow.
That's amazing. Any word on how it developed? Maybe a previously existing cavern cave-in?
I hope you dated my ex-wife after our divorce!
Not the RED courtesy phone...the WHITE courtesy phone.
Dang Guatamalans digging holes to America. Why bother all they have to do is walk across.
YIKES! You never want to walk around in the dark, huh!
Dude, Where's My Neighborhood?
LOL! Oh no, there goes To-kee-O...
Officials blamed recent rains and an underground sewage flow from a ruptured main for the tragedy.
I'm not thinking so.
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