In February of 2007 I wrote about a giant sinkhole that had opened in Guatemala City. “The pit was emitting foul odors, loud noises and tremors, and a rush of water could be heard from its depths.” These sinkholes are
the same kind of geological feature as the cenotes into which the Maya sacrificed people, gold, jade and copal resin.
And now it’s happened again. Last weekend a tropical storm hit Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, killing at least 115 people and causing over 100 000 to be evacuated. And in Guatemala City, another sinkhole opened, swallowing two buildings and possibly a security guard. Location here.
And check out Constantino Diaz-Duran’s piece about the accident in The Daily Beast! Thanks to Brian Ries for the tip-off.
Images from CNN.com.