The Atoyac River, which crosses eight municipalities in the central mountainous area of eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, disappeared overnight after a giant crack opened up.
Inhabitants of Rancho San Fermin reported hearing a bang and feeling the earth rumbled as the ground cracked down.
On Monday, the water had disappeared… And they found this giant 30 meters by 20 meters fissure in the ground.
The hole in the ground crosses the riverbed of the Atoyac River. It appeared about three kilometers from the source of the river, which supplies with water more than 10,000 families and sugar industries in the region.
Due to the disappearance of the Atoyac River, the Cotaxtla River is already below its normal level.
Only God and nature know exactly why the river disappeared entirely. They have exploited the river and it is now charging them back.
Hopefully, we are not facing another tragedy for these thousands of families.