Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cave-in inside own house!!!

Picture this. A Cave-in occurs in your house without you realizing it!!!

The result can be disastrous.

We should be more alert even inside our own house. Not only thieves broke into one house nowadays, but natural disaster as well...!!

That is what Inocenta Hernandez, 65 from Guatemala City learned on July 19th, 2011after a sudden noise caused her to run outside her house, thinking there had been an explosion nearby.

What she didn't realize was that the root of the problem was deep inside her own home.

She returned to her house and found a gaping, three feet wide, 40 feet deep sinkhole, directly beneath her own bed. What a direct hit!!!

Hernandez, 65, was relieved that the damage was only to her house, and her grandchildren, who had been playing near the bed was unharmed.

This was a little too close to home, but she couldn't have been too surprised that a sinkhole had visited her city.

Guatemala City is prone to spawning giant pits, which are often caused by tropical rain storms. Sinkholes are natural depressions in the earth that can range anywhere from a few feet to hundreds of acres wide, and measure a shallow foot to 100 feet deep.

A massive chasm opened up in Guatemala City back in May 2010; it swallowed up whole buildings and an intersection. No deaths were blamed on the almost perfect cylindrical crater, though.

Meanwhile, a Texas-sized pit opened up in Daisetta, Texas in 2008. The sinkhole stretched 600 feet long and 150 feet wide; it sucked down a tractor, several telephone poles and an assortment of oil field equipment.

People should be more alert because once cave-in occurs, even this beauty can't save you!!!

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