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Early on Monday morning, people in the town Schmalkalden in eastern Germany heard a loud noise. A giant crater which is about 20 meters deep appeared in the street. The gaping hole “swallowed” up a car. Luckily, no one was hurt. Several houses nearby had to be evacuated and officials warned that more earth could collapse around the crater. Regional officials said that about 10,000 to 12,000 cubic meters of soil had been slipped. Authorities said the phenomenon happened because of natural factors. The region is easy to be crashed down because of its unstable geological structure.

 

Emergency workers are standing near the edge of the crater

Emergency workers are standing near the edge of the crater

 

Six houses have been evacuated. The hole is increasing in size hour by hour

Six houses have been evacuated. The hole is increasing in size hour by hour

 

Cars are parked closely to the edge of the huge hole

Cars are parked closely to the edge of the huge hole

 

The whole area has been blocked, water and gas lines have also been cut off

The whole area has been blocked, water and gas lines have also been cut off

 

Evacuated residents are comforted by friends and relatives

Evacuated residents are given comfort by friends and relatives

 

The crater opened up at 3 a.m. on Monday morning

The crater opened up at 3 a.m. on Monday morning

 

The town was so lucky that there had been no casualties

It was so lucky that there were no casualties

 

Workers cut power lines to prevent electric shocks

Workers cut power lines to prevent electric shocks

 

Residents were provided with tents for temporary living

Residents were provided with tents for temporary living

 

 

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