Massive sinkhole formation in Russia: Giant sinkhole swallows buildings in Nizhny Novgorod – April 2013


Sinkholes are opening up everyday all over the world!

But most terrifying is when a giant sinkhole swallows your house. Here a freaky example from Russia!

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You probably have already read our posts about the hot water geyser explosion in Smolensk and the sinkhole plague in the city of Samara.

Well, on April 11 2013 another huge sinkhole measuring nearly 85 meters wide and 15 meters deep swallowed three houses in Buturlino, a little village just outside Russia’s fifth-largest city Nizhny Novgorod.

The homeowner explains: “I looked and saw a poplar, 15 to 20 meters high, went under the ground and straight away I heard loud sounds of water running, like a waterfall, and then saw a 10 meters crater. It’s good that we are alive, but the house was new and everything we had, so to say, we lost. The house was not insured and of course no one cares about it.”

One of the building collapsed completely. Injuries were reported however nobody died since everybody could escape the building.

Keep out of sinkhole prone areas!

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