Huge sinkhole appears in German housing estate

Help

A large sinkhole has opened up overnight in the middle of a housing estate in Schmalkalden, central Germany.

The hole, which is around 20m deep, swallowed a car and left a crater of about 40m wide.

Investigations have begun to find out what has caused the huge hole, which has forced 25 people to leave their homes over fears for their safety.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.