Nearly 100 children were evacuated from their classrooms on September 24, 2018 when a huge sinkhole opened up at Drumgossatt National School, near Carrickmacross in Monaghan, Ireland.
The collapse of a disused Gypsum mine in the region has been cited as the cause of the subsidence.
While the school was closed immediately, and an appeal was made for parents to collect their children, there were no injuries.
The Health and Safety Authority said they will follow up on the incident with the owner of the mine: “We are aware that an old section of the Gypsum mine in the area (no longer in use) has collapsed. We are not aware of injuries as a result and we will follow up with the company as appropriate,” the HSA said.
Here some more pictures of the ground collapse:
Some new pics that shows the damage caused by the collapse of the Gypsum mine Magheracloone Gaa club grounds Co Monaghan and BRTV would like to thank our followers for sending in their pictures to us pic.twitter.com/ku9XB6tlSy
— Border Region TV (@BorderRegionTV) September 24, 2018
That was a close shot! These children have been really lucky!