Puebla sinkhole swallows house up


A gigantic sinkhole that popped up in Mexico last month continues to grow — and has now swallowed up a nearby house.

Only one bedroom and part of an outer wall remains standing after the house fell into the massive hole in Puebla on Friday, Mexico News Daily said in a report.

“We have nothing,” Heriberto Sanchez, whose family lived in the home, told the outlet.

“We’re not from here,” Sanchez said. “We have no relatives. We’re alone.”

An aerial view of the sinkhole in Santa María Zacatepec, Mexico on June 9, 2021.
The giant sinkhole has now swallowed up a house in Mexico.

The giant crater appeared last month in Santa Maria Zacatepec, about 12 miles outside the Puebla City center, the outlet said.

But the pit, initially about 15 feet in diameter, grew to about 30 feet across by the beginning of this month — and has now grown beyond 400 feet wide and 150 feet deep.

People protesting during Governor Miguel Barbosa’s visit to the sinkhole on June 10, 2021.

Last week, rescue workers even had to pluck two dogs — Spike and Spay — who got stuck inside the hole for four days, according to UNO TV.

While officials figure out how to deal with the growing pit, Puebla Gov. Miguel Barbosa told reporters that Sanchez’s family will at least have a home — the local council plans to donate land and build the family a new house.

Source: unotv.com

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