150 Meter-Wide Sinkhole Opens In Phillipines, Swallowing 5 Homes

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At least 78 families are left homeless after a giant 150-meter-wide sinkhole swallowed 5 houses in Itogon, Benguet, Philippines, one day after Typhoon Lando (Koppu) left the country.

The terrifying incident was captured on video by a resident. Around 500 houses are located in the community near the sinkhole in the old mining area of Benguet Mining Corporation.

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A giant sinkhole swallowed 5 houses in Benguet, Philippines after the passage of Typhoon Lando. Photo video

The following video of houses being swallowed by the sinkhole was first posted on Facebook by Denria Fernandez:

First the Batuang Road suddenly collapsed at around 4:30 p.m.

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Look at the gap left in the ground. This 150 meters wide sinkhole has gobbed up to 5 houses in Benguet, Philippine Islands. Photo: Yahoo

Then a strange and loud rumbling noise rose from the ground. Within 15 minutes, the house had disappeared in the sinkhole in front of horrified residents.

 
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Ground instabilities triggered by Typhoon Lando (international name: Koppu) have triggered this giant cavity in the ground. Photo: Video

Original Article:http://strangesounds.org/2015/10/150-meter-wide-sinkhole-swallows-5-houses-and-threatens-500-others-in-itogon-benguet-philippines.html

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