Chunk Of Land Falls Into Huge Hollow At Collapsed Mine

Story By: Gheorghi CaraseniSub Editor:  Joseph GolderAgency: Newsflash

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This is the moment a 330-foot hole appears apparently caused by the collapsing of a mine.you

The collapse took place in the western Ukrainian city of Drohobych in Lviv Oblast and a hollow measuring 150 metres by 50 metres (492 feet by 164 feet) and 100 metres (328 feet) in depth appeared in the ground.

In the footage, which was shared by the local town hall, the huge hollow can be seen shortly after it formed in the ground and can be seen getting bigger when a huge chunk of earth falls into it.

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Smaller chunks of earth can be seen constantly falling into the hollow and local media report the collapse was caused by water flooding the vaults of the mine’s chambers.

The walls of the hollow will reportedly continue to collapse until the cavities of the mine are completely filled.

Representatives from the emergency services, police and geologists are currently working at the site.

The road that connects Drohobych and Truskavets is planned to be blocked and traffic limited as vibrations caused by it could cause major collapses which may affect the surrounding infrastructure, reports state.

It is unclear what was being mined at the site where the incident occurred.

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