Giant Sinkhole in Guatemala City Swallows Building

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

It looks like a giant vortex reaching down to the center of the universe, but this giant hole in Guatemala City is actually a sinkhole that gobbled up a three-story building.

The sinkhole opened because of the massive rains that came with Tropical Storm Agatha. A security guard is believed to have been killed when the ground gave way.


Agatha devastated Central America, triggering landslides, leaving at least 150 people dead and thousands others homeless. Guatemala was the hardest hit nation -- the death toll there is 123, with 90 people still missing.