August 2, 2021

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Sanchez was the home of the Salamia family The agricultural area of ​​Puebla was threatened by a large sinkhole, In central Mexico, collapsed almost completely early Saturday morning, according to the testimony of neighbors quoted by local media.

The house was evicted After the hole was considered a threat by the authorities.

On May 29 a singlehole with a diameter of just 5 meters (16 feet) appeared, but it grew at a constant and rapid rate. As of Friday, it is estimated to be more than 125 meters (400 feet) in diameter in some places and up to 45 meters (150 feet) deep in its depths, although it is difficult to know exactly, it was waterlogged.

The Mexican government sent troops to place an interest 600 m (2,000 ft) off the edge of the hole, Two dogs fell in the middle of the week, And they were stranded without food for two days before being rescued on Friday.

“We are having a very difficult time. We are hurt by our heritage,” said Magalena Salamigua Sobilkill, owner of a brick and concrete house. “Sometimes we feel so bad about grief.”

Puebla Governor Miguel Barbosa Hurda said on Friday that the Sanchez Salamia family would not be left helpless because local authorities would “give them a piece of land, in which the state government will build a new house in a safe area.” It is unclear how their land and crops will be compensated.

Picture of Singhole in Puebla on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Andhra

Scientists from the National Center for Disaster Prevention, the National Polytechnic and the Autonomous University of Puebla carried out geophysical work. Determine the appearance of the hole In these lands, located about 20 miles (30 km) from the Bobokatpet volcano.

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His tentative conclusion is that this is the result of over-extraction of groundwater by factories or a water bottle plant in the area. But there seem to be strong currents at the bottom, and experts point out that the Mexican government’s national coordination for civil defense believes it was caused by some kind of underground river.

“The origin of the singlehole is quite possible Associated with the presence of groundwater mats”, According to the Civil Defense.

Barbosa called Singhole “the biggest danger” and said he would revoke the permits if it was due to water extraction.

Neighbors of nearby houses have expressed concern about the tremors that occur when the hole grows larger and larger, and they say it causes cracks in the houses.

By referring to the risk of further fractures in the ground, the authorities are People were warned to stay away from the place In the city of Zakatopek, east of Mexico City.

“This is not a tourist attraction, nor a place to visit with your family,” Civil Security underlined on Wednesday.

Authorities erected metal fences and cordoned off the area to keep people away. Drone flying is also banned.

With information from Millennium y Associated Press