Sinkhole in Solikamsk, Russia
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Officials monitor expanding Russian sinkhole

A crater in Russia, which emerged 10 months ago has tripled in size to become a 120m-wide sinkhole.

The sinkhole, near the town of Solikamsk, is believed to have been caused by flood erosion in an underground mine.

The collapsing soil has already claimed a number of holiday homes, but officials say local people are not in danger.

Lucas de Jong reports.

  • 05 Sep 2015
  • From the section Europe
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