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A car lies in a sinkhole in the road outside the Crimean capital Simferopol

A car lies in a sinkhole in the road outside the Crimean capital Simferopol, September 28, 2014.A sinkhole about eight meters wide and deep opened up on Saturday night on the road between Nikolayev and Yevpatoria highway; killing six people tavelling in a car which fell into the pit, according to local media. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov (CRIMEA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Giant sinkholes

Yahoo NewsAugust 18, 2014

A sinkhole, also known as a sink, sinkhole, shakehole, swallet, swallow hole, or doline, is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer.

See some of these images from around the world of giant sinkholes caused by heavy rain, earthquakes and even a meteorite crash. (Reuters)

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