The 100-foot-deep hole in the snowy ground appeared near a water reservoir outside the town of Rozaje. The 10 meters wide and 20 meters deep crater opened up moments after a slight earth tremor. Stunned residents insisted they had never seen anything like it before.
This must have been terrifying! Ibrahim Halilovic, who lives nearby, told local media: “Nothing has ever happened like this in these parts in all the 91 years I have been around. I used to know the forest areas well because I was a shepherd.“
Local authorities said they did not know the cause of the sinkhole but suspect it could be due to the Rožaje bypass tunnel connecting the Dimiškin bridge with the settlement Ibarac. and being built below the area right now.
The pit is a major threat to anyone who is in the vicinity. A fence has been erected around the deep cavity as a safety measure.
The sinkhole has a diameter of 10 metres (33 feet) and is 30 metres (100 feet) deep.
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