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Sinkhole swallows Australian backyard

A sinkhole filled with sloshing brown water has opened up in an Australian backyard.

The large circular pit appeared behind the house of Ray and Lynn McKay in Ipswich, west of Brisbane.

TV footage showed large chunks of soil slipping into the muddy water.

The hole is now 8m (26ft) in diameter and the McKays have been evacuated from their home.

  • 02 Aug 2016
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