Video shows sinkhole swallowing homes in Brazil

Jan 7, 2014 - 18:10
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SECURITY footage shows a desperate mother throwing her child from their home moments before the building is swallowed by a sinkhole. \r\n

The dramatic incident occurred when a sinkhole suddenly opened on a street in Abadetetub, Brazil on Saturday destroying 13 homes, reports G1.

The CCTV footage shows neighbours rushing to catch the child thrown from the upper story window.

Terrified residents then flee as the ground gives way behind them and a massive sinkhole emerges, swallowing their homes.

The woman, who was 7 months pregnant, managed to escape before the building collapsed.

No one died in the incident, but 67 families were left homeless, reports G1. The council has declared a state of emergency and the affected families are receiving rent assistance.

"We work so hard...and in the end we lose everything," said affected farmer Alfredo Rodrigues.

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