Huge Sinkhole Swallows Trees in Crazy Video
Louisiana's sinkhole now covers 24 acres
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2013 10:55 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Remember the 12-acre sinkhole that forced evacuations in Louisiana's Bayou Corne? Well, it's gotten a whole lot bigger—and hungrier, apparently. A video from the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness shows the sinkhole, now doubled in size to 24 acres, eagerly eating up a bunch of trees in what the Christian Science Monitor likens to "spaghetti noodles surrendering to a pot of boiling water." Created when a Texas Brine salt mine caved in, the sinkhole has displaced area residents, some of whom have sued the company; the state of Louisiana and Assumption Parish's police also announced plans to sue earlier this month.

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Aug 23, 2013 1:52 PM CDT
In my head, those trees were screaming and crying and trying to grab at their friend's hands, but none could hold them. My brain lives in a dark place.
Aug 23, 2013 1:04 PM CDT
Just saying, I would not be standing there videoing that happening. I would be the one running and screaming in the opposite direction as fast as I could. It just swallowed those very tall trees. Who knows how deep that thing goes or will go. It reminds me of poltergeist when the house gets swallowed up. No thanks.
Aug 23, 2013 11:42 AM CDT
I wonder if the company that made the profit will have to pay to fix the damage they caused? Awww - who we're kidding - This is AMERICA!