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Sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum swallows eight cars

Nick Bromberg
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(Reuters)

A sinkhole developed in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. on Wednesday morning and eight cars have fallen into it. The sinkhole is reported to be 40-feet wide and 20-30-feet deep.

According to museum officials, two cars are destroyed. All eight were owned by the museum and not on loan from individual owners. The two corvettes destroyed, according to lex18.com, were a 1993 ZR-1 Sypder on load from GM and a 2009 ZR-1 "Blue Devil" also on loan from GM.

A fire alarm went off about 5:40 a.m. when the hole opened up. Bowling Green is in the largest karst region of Kentucky, where many caves run underground.

"None of the cars affected were on loan from individuals," A museum statement said. "We have contacted a structural engineer who is arriving today to assess the existing damage and stability of the surrounding areas. While the Skydome area is closed, the remainder of the Museum is still open."

The National Corvette Museum opened in 1994 and is located a quarter-mile from the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant, where Corvettes are made. The Skydome area is 140-feet in diameter and has a 100-foot high glass ceiling.

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