Gigantic sinkhole the size of 40 Olympic pools swallows lorries and buildings in Malaysia (pictures and videos)

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Giant sinkhole opens up in Malaysia on January 17, 2021. Picture: Malaysia Kini

Well, this is a huge sinkhole! Yes, a gigantic crater! The 10m-deep fissure collapsed and swallowed over 50,000sqm of land in Bestari Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

A total of 67 employees from two companies have been evacuated after the ground opened up at aaround 6.50pm local time.

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The huge crater has the size of 40 Olympic and prompted the evacuation of about 70 people. Picture: Malaysia Kini

For context, an Olympic swimming pool size is 1,250sqm. The sinkhole is roughly the size of 40 such pools.

Pictures and videos circulating online show lorries and buildings swallowed up by the sinkhole.

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Lorries and buildings have been swallowed by the gigantic hole in the ground. Picture: Malaysia Kini

The department received an emergency call at about 6.51pm and seven firefighters were rushed to the scene.

Based on preliminary information, the department was told that there was a victim buried in the sediment, however after doing a headcount of workers at two nearby premises, no victims were found missing or buried,” he said in a statement.

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The cause of this giant cave-in is still unknown. Picture: Malaysia Kini

Hafisham added that as the land was still unstable, the department and police advised for operations at the two premises to be temporarily stopped, and the workers living in the hostel nearby be transferred to SK Rantau Panjang.

The cause of the gigantic sinkhole is still unknown. But wow! I would like living or working around.

More sinkhole news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [The Stringer News]

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