Giant sinkholes

Sinkholes can be deadly, swallowing residents and damaging infrastructure. [17 photos total]

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A worker inspects a sinkhole that appeared after heavy rain outside a property located near Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's residence in Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2017. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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People look on as cars are seen stuck in a sinkhole that occurred in a parking area after heavy rainfall hit Haikou, Hainan province, China, September 16, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A giant sinkhole caused by the rains of Tropical Storm Agatha is seen in Guatemala City May 31, 2010. (REUTERS/Casa Presidencial/Handout) #
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People stand next to a 24.9 metre (82 feet) diametre pit at a village in Guangyuan, Sichuan province, February 28, 2013. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Bystanders look at a car that has partially fallen into a small sinkhole along a street in Beijing, China, September 6, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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People look at a collapsed section of Shunwai Road in Nanchang, China's Jiangxi province, April 25, 2007. (REUTERS/China Daily) #
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A construction vehicle lies where it was swallowed by a sinkhole on Saint-Catherine Street in downtown Montreal, August 5, 2013. (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi) #
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A man looks into a sinkhole which appeared in his fish pond in Guiping, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, March 29, 2016. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A section of the Summer Bay Resort lies collapsed after a large sinkhole opened on the property's grounds in Clermont, Florida August 12, 2013. (REUTERS/David Manning) #
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A giant sinkhole that swallowed several homes is seen in Guatemala City February 23, 2007. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A sinkhole is seen on the shore of the Dead Sea, Israel July 27, 2015. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen) #
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An aerial view of the damaged Gran Marical de Ayacucho highway in the state of Miranda outside Caracas December 1, 2010. (REUTERS/Miranda Government/Handout) #
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A giant sinkhole caused by the rains of tropical storm Agatha is seen in Guatemala City June 1, 2010. (REUTERS/Daniel LeClair) #
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Policemen check a collapsed section of a crossroad in Hefei, Anhui province August 8, 2009. (REUTERS/China Daily) #
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Rescue workers carry out the body of a victim in a road cave-in accident in this picture taken through a security window in Shenzhen, Guangdong province May 21, 2013. (REUTERS/China Daily) #
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People look at a loaded truck that got stuck in a sinkhole on a road in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, January 7, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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People look at a large sinkhole on a street after a water pipe broke underneath it in Xi'an, Shaanxi province October 27, 2013. (REUTERS/Stringer) #

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