A huge sink with diameter greater than 60 meters and depth 20 meters opened in a field in the state of Puebla Mexico. No injuries or deaths have been reported so far and houses in the surrounding area have been evacuated.
“What worries me is that we do not know how much bigger it can become underground, we do not know if the water is running or if it is stagnant, there are rumors that there are animals and there are rumors that there is sulfur,” she said. local resident Letitia Perez.
In turn, the governor of Puebla, Miguel Barbosa Huerta, has already sent experts to the area to investigate the causes of the sinking and promised compensation to the affected families.
According to scientists, the sinkhole could be the result of a geological error and different hydrographic variants in the soil and subsoil. However, residents and local activists blame the phenomenon of over-exploitation of aquifers by large industrial groups.