Giant sinkhole opens in Guatemala City during storm


A massive sinkhole has opened up in Guatemala City, reportedly swallowing a couple of buildings as tropical storm Agatha tore through the region.

The storm dumped more than 3ft (1m) of rain on parts of Guatemala, the government said, causing rivers to burst their banks and hillsides to collapse.

Officials initially said the storm was to blame, but now say they will carry out further studies to determine the exact cause, as a sinkhole appeared in the same area in 2007.

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