Massive sinkholes wreak havoc

A look at catastrophic sinkholes from around the world.

A portion of a building rests in a sinkhole Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 in Clermont, Fla. The sinkhole, 40 to 50 feet in diameter, opened up overnight and damaged three buildings at the Summer Bay Resort. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Rescue workers carry out the body of a victim in a road cave-in accident in this picture taken through a security window in Shenzhen

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Rescue workers carry out the body of a victim in a road cave-in accident in this picture taken through a security window in Shenzhen, Guangdong province May 21, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. TEMPLATE OUT - RTXZUTI

Workers look into a sinkhole caused by a broken water main in Chicago

Workers look into a sinkhole caused by a broken water main in Chicago, Illinois, April 18, 2013. Heavy rains and flooding brought havoc to the Chicago area on Thursday, shutting major expressways, delaying commuter trains for hours, cancelling flights, flooding basements and closing dozens of suburban schools. On the city's South Side, a sinkhole opened up on a residential street, swallowing three cars, according to Officer Mike Sullivan of the Chicago Police Department. One person was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXYR8X

A firefighter stands next to a cave-in at a crossroad in Taiyuan

A firefighter stands next to a cave-in at a crossroad in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, December 26, 2012. The cause of the cave-in, measuring about 6 meters (20 ft.) in depth, 10 meters (32.8 ft.) in diameter, is still under investigation. Three coal gas tubes and one water tube were broken during the collapse and firefighters are trying to dilute the coal gas at the site, reported local media. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR3BWN5

Onlookers examine the damage after a section of a road collapsed in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, southern Poland

Onlookers examine the damage after a section of a road collapsed in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, southern Poland December 19, 2012. A hole, measuring 10 metres (33 ft) deep and at least 50 metres (164 ft) wide, appeared on a road in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski over Tuesday night, reported by local media. REUTERS/Pawel Malecki/Agencja Gazeta (POLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. POLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN POLAND - RTR3BQS5

A giant sinkhole caused by the rains of tropical storm Agatha is seen in Guatemala City

A giant sinkhole caused by the rains of tropical storm Agatha is seen in Guatemala City June 1, 2010. Collapsed roads and highway bridges complicated rescue efforts in Guatemala on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Agatha drenched Central America, burying homes under mud and killing at least 175 people. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR2EN0V

A truck is seen in a hole after part of the structure of a bridge collapsed in Changchun

A truck is seen in a hole after part of the structure of a bridge collapsed into a river in Changchun, Jilin province May 29, 2011. Two truck passengers were injured, while the cause of the accident is still under investigation, local media reported. Picture taken May 29, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR2N2NC

A stranded car is hoisted from a collapsed road surface in Guangzhou

A stranded car is hoisted from a collapsed road surface in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, September 7, 2008. The road collapsed on Sunday afternoon and trapped the car in a hole, which measured 5 meters (16.4 feet) in depth and 15 meters (49.2 feet) in diameter, local media reported. Further investigation is underway. Picture taken September 7, 2008. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA) CHINA OUT - RTX8JQR

A woman walks on the damaged TF326 road after a portion of it collapsed after storms, near the Palo Blanco village on Spain's Canary island of Tenerife

A woman walks on the damaged TF326 road after a portion of it collapsed after storms, near the Palo Blanco village on Spain's Canary island of Tenerife November 23, 2009. Torrential rain hit several villages on November 16 in the north of Tenerife island, blocking some of the roads, damaging others as well as flooding homes and businesses. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero (SPAIN ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXR1XU

People look at a collapsed section of Shunwai Road in Nanchang

People look at a collapsed section of Shunwai Road in Nanchang, China's Jiangxi province, April 25, 2007. No one was injured in the accident and further investigations are underway, according to local media. Picture taken April 25, 2007. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA) CHINA OUT - RTR1P1RN

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