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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Scaramouche
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.
LoginsSuck
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.
$2963277
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!