Guatemala Sinkhole Formed by Tropical Storm Agatha

Due to heavy rains, tropical storm Agatha caused a giant sinkhole in Guatemala City.

Formed in the northern part of the capital city, the sinkhole was reported to have swallowed up a space larger than the area of a street intersection. Further reports have stated that a three-storey building and a house fell into the hole.

Residents said a poor sewage drainage system underground was to blame for the sinkhole.

Tropical storm Agatha killed 150 people and left thousands homeless in Central America, reports said.

Due to floods and landslides, dozens of people were also reported missing, while emergency and rescue crews make their best efforts to reach isolated communities cut off by washed-out roads and collapsed bridges.

In Guatemala, considered as the hardest hit by the tropical storm, 123 were reported dead while around 90 were missing.