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A sinking feeling

November 28, 2014

Forget sharks, scorching heat and jellyfish, Australians now have another thing to watch out for – sinkholes!

A 45 year old woman in Melbourne was helping an elderly resident hang up her washing when a sinkhole opened up beneath his feet, leaving her to fall 9 feet (3 metres) beneath the ground.

The woman landed in a pool of water at the bottom and was forced to tread water to keep her head above the surface for 20 minutes until she could get the attention of a neighbour.

A rope was used to pull the woman out of the water with the help of County Fire Authority workers. Although the woman was shaken up, she was unharmed in the incident.

Article written by  D Mulhern



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1

i think there is a gramma mistake cause at the start it says A 45 year old woman... but then it goes to... his feet, leaving her to fall 9 feet (3 metres) beneath the ground.

2

So freaky

3

just odd

4

I was her it was very scary

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hunterthehelmet

Oh Dear This IS Bad Very Bad

6

imagine if that was inside a persons house! so scary

7

cool
scary
wierd
fun

8

That is so cool and bad

9

WOAH lucky I live in new zealand

10

holy moly

12

wow that must have scary

13

OMG!!!!!!!

14

i wonder what her first thourghts were

15

I wouldnt want to fall ubder ground

16

Wow.I guess we have a new thing to watch out for
Aussie citizens.

17

wow that would be so weird to fall underground

18

that is intersting

21

I THINK IT WAS AN INVASION OF MUTANT TERMITES

22

that is so creapy imajine if that happened to you