'Sinkhole' appears in Guatemala bedroom
22 July 2011 Last updated at 14:00 BST
A Guatemalan woman woke up in the middle of the night to discover a 12m hole (39ft) under her bed.
The country's National Disaster Relief Agency says because Guatemala City is surrounded by volcanoes and prone to heavy rain, it is susceptible to natural erosions that cause sinkholes.
The agency is investigating if there are any risks to residents in the area.
Ghada Nassef reports