A 15 meters wide by 25 meters hole suddenly appeared in the karstic ground of Samara, Russia.
When the ground exactly collapsed is unknown, but it was discovered by a farmer while cleaning a field on July 17, 2016.
The edges of the sinkhole are covered with cracks. It is thus likely that the hole will grow in the next future.
Residents say the soil in the region is unstable. Sinkholes – not of such magnitude – have already been reported in the area.
The hole in the ground is most likely linked to the collapse of a karst cavity.
It is interesting to note that a wild boar was swallowed by the sinkhole, but a few hours later he was no longer in the crater.
Weird, really weird!