Puebla’s sink hole reaches the size of a soccer field; will continue to grow, warn authorities



Experts believe that the sink hole was caused by a kind of underground river

Authorities warned that the huge Puebla sink hole that appeared in late May in an agricultural field in the community of Santa Maria Zacatepec, in the municipality of Juan C. Bonilla, and that is now larger than a soccer field will continue to grow.

The hole has reached a diameter of more than 125 meters and has begun to take a house. The Mexican government has sent soldiers to keep people 600 meters away from the boundaries of the hole, which is 15 meters deep.

Some residents of the area believe the sink is the result of excessive groundwater extraction from factories or a water bottling plant in the area. But the bottom of the hole is filled with water that appears to have strong currents, and the National Coordination of Civil Protection of the Government of Mexico has pointed out that experts believe it was caused by a kind of underground river.

Authorities have put up metal fences and police have cordoned off the area to keep people away, and restricted drone overflights.

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