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Sichuan Sinkhole Swallows At Least 12 Buildings (VIDEO)

12/13/2013 02:03 pm ET

A sinkhole nearly 200-foot wide in China's Sichuan Province has swallowed at least 12 buildings and is expected to keep growing.

The sinkhole opened up around 12:40 a.m. Friday in the city of Guangyuan, Shanghaiist reported. As of 6:30 p.m., the sinkhole had swallowed 12 buildings, but no one was seriously injured.

Many who have encounter sinkholes have not been so lucky. In March, a sinkhole opened up underneath the bedroom of a sleeping Florida man, swallowing him entirely.

In August 2012, a man in Taiwan was killed after falling into a huge sinkhole in the wake of a typhoon; and that same month, an Idaho woman died after crashing into a sinkhole on the highway caused by gophers.

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