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Larger Than A Football Field (And Growing), Sinkhole Has Swallowed 1 House, 2 Dogs

A giant sinkhole in Santa Maria Zacatepec, Mexico, is almost 500 feet across and has already swallowed the house pictured above since June 9.
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A giant sinkhole in Santa Maria Zacatepec, Mexico, is almost 500 feet across and has already swallowed the house pictured above since June 9.

A large sinkhole has been growing at a farm in Mexico since May. It's already swallowed a house, and two dogs had to be rescued from the hole last week.

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Carrie Kahn is NPR's International Correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico. She covers Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Kahn's reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning news programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and on NPR.org.

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