200 meters of road collapse in giant sinkhole in Colombia

On July 16th, about 200 meters (600ft) of a street literally collapsed in a giant hole in Colombia.

This almost unbelievable natural disaster hasn’t swallowed up any vehicules but will close the road for a few weeks at least.

About 200 meters of the ‘vía al Cusiana’ collapsed at kilometer 116 in a sector known as Unéte of the village of Las Lajas, Colombia.

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According to the available images, specialists believe, the collapse was triggered by groundwater and infiltration processes in the area of the adjacent slope.

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This guy is walking through the crater:

The possible landslides or sinkholes have then washed out the support material supporting the pavement structure.

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Investigations should occur shortly to make immediate decisions and allow walkability of the road and security for drivers:

Permanent construction works will only start at the end of the winter (summer for us). In the meantime try another route!

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