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Flooding opens up sinkholes in Guatemala City

2010-06-01 06:27:29 GMT2010-06-01 14:27:29 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

In this photo released by Guatemala's Presidency on Monday May 31, 2010, a sinkhole covers a street intersection in downtown Guatemala City, Monday May31, 2010. A day earlier authorities blamed the heavy rains caused by tropical storm Agatha as the cause of the crater that swallowed a a three-story building but now say they will be conducting further studies to determine the cause. Last April 2007, another giant sinkhole in the same area killed 3 people.(AP Photo/Guatemala's Presidency, Luis Echeverria)

A sinkhole created by tropical storm Agatha covers a street intersection in dowtown of Guatemala City on Sunday, May 30, 2010. Torrential rains broughtby the first tropical storm of the 2010 season pounded Central America and southern Mexico, triggering deadly landslides.(AP Photo/STR)

A sinkhole caused by recent rains is pictured in Guatemala City May 30, 2010. The remnants of Tropical Storm Agatha dumped more rain across Central Americaon Sunday after killing at least 17 people in the region, sparking fears of further mudslides in three countries. The hole, caused by rains from tropical storm Agatha, swallowed at least one three-story building.(REUTERS/Rodrigo Arias )

Policemen try to remove a lamppost next to a sinkhole caused by recent rains in Guatemala City May 30, 2010. The hole, caused by rains from tropical stormAgatha, swallowed at least one three-story building.(REUTERS/Doriam Morales)

Policemen chat next to a sinkhole caused by recent rains in Guatemala City May 30, 2010. The hole, caused by rains from tropical storm Agatha, swallowedat least one three-story building.(REUTERS/Doriam Morales)

A sinkhole caused by recent rains is pictured in Guatemala City May 30, 2010. The remnants of Tropical Storm Agatha dumped more rain across Central Americaon Sunday after killing at least 17 people in the region, sparking fears of further mudslides in three countries. The hole, caused by rains from tropical storm Agatha, swallowed at least one three-story building.

(Agencies)

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