Siberian sinkhole swallows houses and people as it gets bigger and bigger

Will the world end by getting sucked down a black hole in Siberia?

The sinkhole in Solikamsk when it first opened on November 2014

As we've learned in recent months, sinkholes should always be feared.

These terrifying beasts are wreaking havoc across the globe on a daily basis. One of most noteworthy sinkholes on the planet is the sinkhole in the town of Solikamsk, Russia.

Back in November 2014, Uralkali, which is the largest fertilizer producer in Russia, began evacuating people from a community built for seasonal workers right on top of its Solikamsk-2 mine.

Flooding caused a huge sinkhole to open right in the middle of the village, 1,000 miles north of Moscow.

While the company planned to move workers back after things settled, the sinkhole had other plans. It continued to expand.

Continued flooding contributed to the hole's expansion throughout the spring and summer.

At the moment, there's nothing that Uralkali can do to reclaim their village and mine from the sinkhole. However, it's unlikely the company will abandon the area completely.

The Solikamsk-2 mine was one of the company's most profitable, so you can bet they won't go down without a fight.


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