A giant sinkhole has opened up in Santa Lucia, El Salvador prompting a massive evacuation of more than 400 homes on October 16, 2019.
Drone footage shows homes teetering on the edge of the crater the size of a football pitch.
A huge sinkhole opened up in the town of Santa Lucia, Llopango in El Salvador on October 16, 2019, putting more than 400 homes at risk – which have been later evacuated.
The area has now been classified as a disaster zone.
According to local authorities, the sinkhole continues to grow larger endangering even more people and properties. It is now measuring ana amazing 70 meters (230 feet) deep.
The sinkhole has been an issue for several years but is believed to have been made worse after heavy tropical rains hit the region.
And here a video from a local news outlet showing the sinkhole and the families evacuating:
Sinkholes are caused by erosion and the drainage of water. They can be the result of natural processes or they can be triggered by human activity.
I really don’t know how this sinkhole in El Salvador formed, but it is insanely deep and wide. A lott of people living around can be happy to still be alive today! [El Salvador]