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.
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No kidding, that hole looks well, biblical!
I must admit, it does.
What are those things and why did you bring Kevin Bacon into it?
Terrific Work! Both of you! ROTFL!
Kevin Bacon was just along for the ride. Fred Ward was da man.
LOL....Here we go. Put Bush as superman coming out of that hole....
Damn! Her agent IS GOOD!
This will make you dizzy...that is if my link works.
Good one! I wish I had an easy fast gif program.
Damn, the Statue of Liberty including it's base could fit in there with more than 40ft left over.
Shhhhhh.... they're trying to scam FEMA.
Yeah Florida's aquifer runs underground all over the state, we're full of underwater caverns and sinkholes. Way back when I was at FSU we had professors that had mapped miles (held a world record IIRC) of underground caverns connecting lakes all over the place. I actually got college credits learning to scuba dive.
When I was a kid, I remember folks studying the lakes around town dropping bright dye in one, only to have it pop up in other lakes a ways off.
Well... the link works but to see the vid you need to select the 'descent' video from the menu to the right of the player screen other wise you'll be watching a guy tussl with a rather large python.