Wednesday, May 15, 2013

California 'Sinkhole' Swallows Hillside Homes

Families have been forced out of their homes after a hillside started mysteriously swallowing them up.

Homeowners first noticed cracks in the walls and had difficulty closing doors before the 30-year-old houses started collapsing in on themselves.

The land in northern California is now so unstable that heavy machinery can not move in to carry out demolition work and mail deliveries to remaining homes have been stopped to protect postal workers.