Section of Florida Sinkhole That Swallowed Homes Collapses

Cleanup that was expected to begin Friday on a Florida sinkhole that destroyed two homes has been postponed after a large section of the sinkhole collapsed overnight.

Pasco County officials said a 10-foot wide by 80-foot long section of the Land O'Lakes sinkhole collapsed, hours before crews were set to begin cleanup. Crews were working to stabilize the bank of the sinkhole so that they can begin to remove debris.

Officials said there would be more testing with ground-penetrating radar before work resumes.

The sinkhole was estimated to be 225 feet wide and 50 feet deep after it swallowed two homes and boat back on July 14. No one was injured in the collapse.

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