Sink­hole stops grow­ing in Florida

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

A sink­hole that swal­lowed a boat and de­stroyed two homes had stopped grow­ing and of­fi­cials said on Satur­day they would mon­i­tor it over the week­end be­fore de­ter­min­ing when cleanup can be­gin. The hole has been stag­nant since Fri­day af­ter­noon, said Kevin Guthrie, Pasco County’s as­sis­tant ad­min­is­tra­tor for pub­lic safety. He con­firmed that the hole, which is 76 me­ters wide and 15 me­ters deep, is the largest in three decades in the county, which has a his­tory of sink­holes.

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