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66-foot sinkhole appears in housing estate in England

That’s not a sinkhole, THIS is a sinkhole, etc.

A 66-FOOT SINKHOLE has opened up in a housing estate in England.

Residents in Fontmell Close in St Albans, south Hertfordshire had to be evacuated during the night.

The BBC reports that local firefighters received a call at about 1.30am today.

Some 52 homes in the area were without gas, electricity and water while the sinkhole was investigated.

Hertfordshire County Council inspected the hole when it was much smaller on Monday and put barriers around it.

A spokesperson told the BBC: ”Work was scheduled to fill it in this morning. Following our inspection, there was no reason to suspect that the hole would collapse.”

No one was injured and no homes have been damaged.

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