Giant Sinkhole Threatens to Swallow House in Southeastern Mexico

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    A sinkhole measuring more than 70 meters across has appeared in southeastern Mexico where it’s threatening to swallow a nearby house.

    The giant sinkhole, in the town of Juan C. Bonilla in Puebla state, started as a five-meter hole but has grown steadily to its present size.

    State and federal authorities have been drafted in to help find out what caused it to develop, and what needs to be done to protect the local population.

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    In This Story: Mexico

    Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico City is its capital city and largest metropolis.

    Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.

    Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.

    Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.

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