Sinkhole in Germany
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Huge sinkhole appears in German housing estate

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.

  • 01 Nov 2010