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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

A large sinkhole opened in a street, some cars fell into the void and two people are missing

A large sinkhole opened in a street, some cars fell into the void and two people are missing

Two big potholes created havoc in the street Guatemala, Two women are missing after falling into a 15 meter deep pit in the street, Apart from this, four people also fell into the ditch along with their vehicles and were rescued, but they are hospitalized.

The incident took place in Zone 6 of the city on Saturday afternoon. Villa Nueva in Guatemala, two huge sinkholes They happened on the same street, which is about 16 kilometers south of the country’s capital.

The drowning surprised many motorists and It was confirmed that at least two vehicles fell into the void, According to the security cameras installed in the area, A vehicle with three people fell into the pit. Only one of them managed to get out of the sinkhole and was taken to the hospital.

After assistance, the injured man assured that he was traveling with two women, a mother and her daughter. that’s why A search was launched to trace his whereabouts.But he could not be traced till late Monday evening.

Meanwhile, the video made it possible to verify that five minutes after the first car fell, Another vehicle drowned, In that case, three people traveling in the car were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment for assault.

According to volunteer firefighters at the scene There are two sinkholes 30 m in diameter and 12 and 15 m deep, respectively. Local officials indicated that Both sinkholes resulted from heavy rain Recorded in recent days, which forced the security forces to restrict passing through the area and enable alternate routes.

For its part, volunteer fire departments, municipal personnel and the Guatemalan military coordinate the work of locating the victims, which involves the use of trained dogs.

However, there was inconvenience in carrying out the rescue operations. ,A large drain can be seen below the collector that, with the presence of rescue personnel, started giving way and landslides occurred, for which the work was temporarily stopped.“, he explained Javier MaldonadoGuatemala’s Minister of Communications at a press conference.

Finally, this Saturday’s sinkhole occurred in the same sector where another sinkhole was built last June, which took several weeks for local officials to repair. This is why many residents blame these disasters on the government and municipality for maintaining those public roads and highways.

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