Giant sinkhole swallows front yard in Des Moines, Iowa

This giant sinkhole appeared overnight in a front yard of a Des Moines house…

And the crater keeps on growing up. Will it swallow the whole house?

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The cavity started forming at around 12:30 am and first start swallowing the edge.

But it wasn’t enough. Since then, the whole had expanded dramatically and by 7:00 a.m. it had even sucked down a tree.

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According to officials, the pit is about 40 feet deep and still expanding.

As you might know there are 223 acres of coal mine shafts in the area and a map shows there is a vertical shaft near that exact home!

Southwest 5th Street has now been blocked off in the area.

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