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Video: Mysterious 300-feet Sinkhole Continues To Grow In Mexico, Locals Terrified

A sinkhole measuring about 300 feet wide and 60 feet deep has opened in farmland in Mexico. The sinkhole has been expanding since it appeared first.

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A massive water-filled sinkhole was spotted in the Puebla state, which is situated near Mexico. A sinkhole measuring about 300 feet wide and 60 feet deep has pened in farmland in Santa Maria Zacatepec. The sinkhole is still growing and is threatening to swallow up nearby houses. The photos and video of the massive sinkhole have gone viral on social media. 

Giant sinkhole in Mexico is expanding

The development has worried authorities and locals have been advised to stay away from the site. The giant sinkhole is expanding by dozens of meters every day has alarmed residents in the rural area of central Mexico. Beatriz Manrique, Puebla’s Environmental secretary said that the sinkhole was initially about 15 feet across and has been expanding rapidly since, reported New York Post.

Magdalena Sanchez, a local resident told El Sol de Mexico that they heard a sound like thunder before the sinkhole appeared. Magdalena said that the authorities have not told them anything but they fear that their house might go at the bottom of the sinkhole. The state authorities have visited the spot since the giant sinkhole appeared. 

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Miguel Barbosa Huerta, Puebla Governor in a press conference said that "It is a matter of enormous risk". He said that the family living close to the sinkhole has been evacuated. No one has been injured so far, but the governor warned local residents to stay away from the site. The authorities were considering hypotheses including a geological fault or variations in the soil's water content. The governor assured the people that the government was aware of the situation and that so far no one had been harmed. 

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