A farmer in south China’ s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region suffered heavy losses after a sinkhole appeared in his fish pond. The farmer estimates his loss at nearly $100,000 CDN.
Water levels began dropping in the Guiping City pond around 4 a.m. By 9am, the pond had almost completely drained.
All that was left was a gaping abyss with a diameter of more than 16 feet. What’s left of the water in the pond was still flowing down the hole, showing no signs of stopping according to The People Online.
While the cause of the sinkhole isn’t clear, local villagers point the finger at a nearby quarry which has been blamed for other sinkholes in the area.