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June 04, 2010

A bad week in fact

The Big Picture has 34 photos of the damage the Guatemalans have been suffering recently.

A rough week for Guatemala

In just the past seven days, residents of Guatemala and parts of neighboring Honduras and El Salvador have had to cope with a volcanic eruption and ash fall, a powerful tropical storm, the resulting floods and landslides, and a frightening sinkhole in Guatemala City that swallowed up a small building and an intersection.

The sinkhole caused by the rains of Tropical Storm Agatha in Guatemala City is estimated to be 30 meters wide and over 60 meters deep. The sinkhole formed Saturday, swallowing a clothing factory about three miles from the site of a similar sinkhole three years ago. The clothing factory had closed only an hour before it plunged into the Earth.

H.T. Paul B. and Danilo

Posted by joke du jour at June 4, 2010 06:03 PM

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