Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Florida man feared dead after sinkhole swallows him

A 36-year old Florida man was feared dead Friday after a sinkhole suddenly swallowed up the bedroom of his suburban Tampa home the night before. Rescuers responded to an emergency call late Thursday night and found the man's brother trying unsuccessfully to rescue him. Hillsborough County Fire Chief Ron Rogers. "They rushed in, all they could see was part of a mattress sticking out of the hole. Essentially the floor of that room had opened up. They could hear the nephew in the hole, but they could not see him." A real-life nightmare, but Rogers says sinkholes are common in Florida. "Florida essentially sits on a system of caverns that are filled with water to some degree and as that water moves up and down it erodes those caverns and from time to time they collapse, so the question really is what's down there and how much earth is it going to take to fill it." Four other adults and a child managed to escape from the house. Officials have made a

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter