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World's notorious sinkhole collapses

November 21, 2014, 18:33 UTC+3
A sinkhole collapse occurred 3.5 kilometers east of the Solikamsk-2 mine in Russia's Perm Territory
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A sinkhole collapse occured 3.5 kilometers east of the Solikamsk-2 mine in Perm region on November 18
A sinkhole collapse occured 3.5 kilometers east of the Solikamsk-2 mine in Perm region on November 18
A sinkhole collapse occured 3.5 kilometers east of the Solikamsk-2 mine in Perm region on November 18
© Uralkali press center/TASS
Photo: A sinkhole measuring 20 by 30 meters at the Solikamsk-2 mine
Photo: A sinkhole measuring 20 by 30 meters at the Solikamsk-2 mine
Photo: A sinkhole measuring 20 by 30 meters at the Solikamsk-2 mine
© Uralkali press center/TASS
Photo: A sinkhole collapse on the territory of Uralkali Company in Perm region, 2007
Photo: A sinkhole collapse on the territory of Uralkali Company in Perm region, 2007
Photo: A sinkhole collapse on the territory of Uralkali Company in Perm region, 2007
© ITAR-TASS/Igor Katayev
Photo: A sinkhole collapse on the territory of Uralkali Company in Perm region, 2007
Photo: A sinkhole collapse on the territory of Uralkali Company in Perm region, 2007
Photo: A sinkhole collapse on the territory of Uralkali Company in Perm region, 2007
© ITAR-TASS/Igor Katayev
Sinkhole filled with water on-site mine owned by Uralkali company, one of the world's largest potash producer.
Sinkhole filled with water on-site mine owned by Uralkali company, one of the world's largest potash producer.
Sinkhole filled with water on-site mine owned by Uralkali company, one of the world's largest potash producer.
© ITAR-TASS/Igor Katayev
Collapse caused by failure of the mine in Austrian Lassing, 1998
Collapse caused by failure of the mine in Austrian Lassing, 1998
Collapse caused by failure of the mine in Austrian Lassing, 1998
© AP Photo/Martin Gnedt
Huge hole measuring 50 meters wide and 15 meters deep, in Waihi, New Zealand, 2001. It was caused by an old mine shaft collapsing
Huge hole measuring 50 meters wide and 15 meters deep, in Waihi, New Zealand, 2001. It was caused by an old mine shaft collapsing
Huge hole measuring 50 meters wide and 15 meters deep, in Waihi, New Zealand, 2001. It was caused by an old mine shaft collapsing
© AP Photo/Dean Purcell
Cave-in caused by a mine shaft collapse in Cardin, USA, February 22, 2006
Cave-in caused by a mine shaft collapse in Cardin, USA, February 22, 2006
Cave-in caused by a mine shaft collapse in Cardin, USA, February 22, 2006
© AP Photo/Brandi Simons
Failure of a flooded coal mine in Xintai County, Shandong Province, China, 2007
Failure of a flooded coal mine in Xintai County, Shandong Province, China, 2007
Failure of a flooded coal mine in Xintai County, Shandong Province, China, 2007
© AP Photo/Color China Photo
Ruined house and a destroyed street in Nachterstedt, Germany, 2009 Collapse happened after an old open-cast coal mine converted to a lake
Ruined house and a destroyed street in Nachterstedt, Germany, 2009 Collapse happened after an old open-cast coal mine converted to a lake
Ruined house and a destroyed street in Nachterstedt, Germany, 2009 Collapse happened after an old open-cast coal mine converted to a lake
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A sinkhole collapse occured 3.5 kilometers east of the Solikamsk-2 mine in Perm region on November 18
© Uralkali press center/TASS
Photo: A sinkhole measuring 20 by 30 meters at the Solikamsk-2 mine
© Uralkali press center/TASS
Photo: A sinkhole collapse on the territory of Uralkali Company in Perm region, 2007
© ITAR-TASS/Igor Katayev
Photo: A sinkhole collapse on the territory of Uralkali Company in Perm region, 2007
© ITAR-TASS/Igor Katayev
Sinkhole filled with water on-site mine owned by Uralkali company, one of the world's largest potash producer.
© ITAR-TASS/Igor Katayev
Collapse caused by failure of the mine in Austrian Lassing, 1998
© AP Photo/Martin Gnedt
Huge hole measuring 50 meters wide and 15 meters deep, in Waihi, New Zealand, 2001. It was caused by an old mine shaft collapsing
© AP Photo/Dean Purcell
Cave-in caused by a mine shaft collapse in Cardin, USA, February 22, 2006
© AP Photo/Brandi Simons
Failure of a flooded coal mine in Xintai County, Shandong Province, China, 2007
© AP Photo/Color China Photo
Ruined house and a destroyed street in Nachterstedt, Germany, 2009 Collapse happened after an old open-cast coal mine converted to a lake

A sinkhole collapse occurred 3.5 kilometers east of the Solikamsk-2 mine belonging to potash producng giant Uralkali in Russia's Perm Territory. A sinkhole measuring 20 by 30 meters could grow in size according to local government official. Hundreds of such collapses have been registered since the start of industrial salt extraction in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Russia and other countries. World's notorious sinkhole collapses - in this photo gallery by TASS.

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