Sinkhole appears in undermined Czech village

A deep sinkhole appeared in the early hours of Monday in the village of Horní Jiřetín, in the north of the Czech Republic. The hole, some six metres wide and eight meters deep, formed above an old shaft, part of a mine founded in the 1870s. The sinkhole caused no damages. The authorities said they would fill the hole with soil; no other measures should be necessary if the earth movement stops, a local official said.

Author: Jan Richter