Giant sinkholes swallow trucks in Florida. Pics are frightening
The OCFire Rescue department’s Twitter handle explained that the trucks had been swallowed into a giant hole.Updated: Jul 04, 2019 16:05 IST
Huge sinkholes swallowed several trucks in Orange County, Florida and pictures from the incident look quite scary. Images and details about the sinkholes were shared by Orange County Fire Rescue on Twitter. Thankfully, no injuries were reported in the incident.
In a tweet, the OCFire Rescue handle explained that trucks had been swallowed into a giant hole. “There was one man who stays in a mobile home on the property - he was not injured,” they tweeted along with pictures.
Overnight: 11762 Boggy Creek Rd. Trucks swallowed by hole in the road. No injuries, driver got out. Engine 73 responded. @965traffic @TrooperSteve_ @RAsaWFTV @MyNews13Traffic @WESHTraffic @JaclynDeAug @Fox35News pic.twitter.com/iourU2QIMS— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) July 3, 2019
#UPDATE several trucks were swallowed by the hole, there was one man who stays in a mobile home on the property - he was not injured. The trucks are all on private property at the site. pic.twitter.com/aytxRdupuX— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) July 3, 2019
According to ClickOrlando.com, the cause for holes isn’t clear. However, the owner of the property said draining of a lake on a nearby property may be the reason.
Since there’s a risk of petroleum leaking from the trucks, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection is also looking into the incident, reports WFTV.
The recue department is presently concerned about securing the area and making it safe, reports ClickOrlando.com. Once the area is secured, they will bring in crews to recover the vehicles.