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Monday, 28 September 2015 09:14

Video: Sinkhole on Queensland Beach!

The idyllic beach to Inskip Point in Queensland, Australia, has blue water golden sand and attracts campers and nature lovers. However, on Saturday night, an enormous hole opened suddenly and swept away tents and vehicles, causing chaos to campers who evacuated the area.

The idyllic beach to Inskip Point in Queensland, Australia, had blue water golden sand and attracts campers and nature lovers. However, on Saturday night, an enormous hole opened suddenly and swept away tents and vehicles, causing chaos to campers who evacuated the area.
Fortunately no injuries were reported, according to Australian media.

It seems that fishermen were the first who realized that something was happening. The campers said they heard a noise like a storm and barely had time to leave before the beach disappears under water -along with tents, caravans, small vehicles and other possessions.

That point of the beach is about 7.5 meters under water. The sea 'swallowed' about 200 meters of beachfront.

The campers evacuated the beach and access is no longer allowed to a large part of it.

A Queensland Government geotechnical engineer thinks that the event may have been a "near-shore landslide" rather than a sinkhole.

Watch the video provided under media below!

 

 

Source: 9news.com.auABC

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