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Can't Get Enough of Giant, Gaping Holes in the Middle of Cities?

Reuters has you covered.


Is there anything more horrifying than a gigantic sink hole right in the middle of city? Judging by the number of times I watched this video, I think probably not. Below, a collection of giant, gaping holes courtesy of Reuters.

Rescue workers remove a bus with a crane from a Lisbon street hole. The bus was parked on a Lisbon street when the ground began to open up and gobble it. No casualties were registed. (Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters)
An aerial view shows the debris of a residential building and a destroyed road in the village of Nachterstedt. (Ho New/Reuters)

A woman walks on the damaged TF326 road after a portion of it collapsed after storms, near the Palo Blanco village on Spain's Canary island of Tenerife on November 23, 2009. Torrential rain hit several villages on November 16 in the north of Tenerife island, blocking some of the roads, damaging others as well as flooding homes and businesses. (Santiago Ferrero/Reuters)
A giant sinkhole caused by the rains of Tropical Storm Agatha is seen in Guatemala City. (Ho New/Reuters)



About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.