These images show the enormity of the hole that opened on a Guatemalan street on Sunday, literally swallowing two vehicles. They are still looking for a 38-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter, who were aboard one of the cars. No trace of them has been found, despite the fact that the rescue teams, helped by a trained dog, went down to the very bottom of the well.
Yes, four other people could be rescued, three of them injured. A vehicle was also removed using a tow truck.
The abyss opened in the municipality of Villa Nueva, 20 kilometers south of Guatemala City, due to heavy rains. The street literally disintegrated as the two women’s car passed through it. Minutes later the second vehicle fell into the hole.
Last June, a similar sinking occurred a few kilometers away, on the main highway that leads from Guatemala City to the Pacific Ocean.
At least 44 people have died due to the abundant rains this year, which have caused landslides and landslides on the roads of the Central American country.