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Ripon homes evacuated after large sinkhole opens

Seven homes have been evacuated after a large sinkhole opened up behind a row of houses in North Yorkshire.

Fire crews were called out to Magdalen's Road, Ripon at 22:30 GMT on Wednesday and found a hole measuring about 20m (66ft) by 10m (33ft).

The depth of the hole, in the back gardens of two properties, is estimated to be about 6m (20ft) deep. No injuries have been reported, with the area cordoned off.

  • 10 Nov 2016