Massive sinkhole kills five in south China town of Shenzhen

May 23, 2013 CHINAFive people have died after a 10-metre wide sinkhole opened up at the gates of an industrial estate in Shenzhen, the southern Chinese boom town neighboring Hong Kong. The Shenzhen Longgang district government said on its verified page on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter that five people had died and added that it was investigating the incident. The sinkhole formed just outside the Huamao Industrial Park in Shenzhen on Monday evening, at a time when many factory workers would have been changing shifts, according to the website of Beijing-based newspaper the Guangming Daily. The state-run Shanghai Daily newspaper said that rescuers saved one man. Reports said it was unclear how many people had fallen into the hole in total, but the search was continuing on Tuesday. Sinkholes in China are often blamed on construction works and the country’s rapid pace of development. Surveillance cameras in March captured images of a security guard being swallowed by a sinkhole, also in Shenzhen. Two months ago a man was killed when his bedroom was swallowed by a eight meter sinkhole in Florida, in the US. –Herald Sun
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3 Responses to Massive sinkhole kills five in south China town of Shenzhen

  1. Meatdawg says:

    This is tragic. I hate to see anyone die from such an incident. The question(s) I have is does anyone know what is causing these sinkholes and are we seeing more of them or are they just getting more press because of mass communications.


  2. Tim says:

    Correction on the bridge News release said 15 mins ago. When the article came out details said about 7pm. That would make the events 2 hrs apart. – sorry- But, – there was a 1.6 earlier today in northern Wash.


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