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Second sinkhole appears, just 3 miles from first

Florida officials are monitoring another sinkhole just three miles from the deadly sinkhole that swallowed a man sleeping in his bed last week.

The ground opened up between two homes in Hillsborough county Monday.

There’s no reported damage to the homes, but a fence dividing the properties is broken.

County officials say the two sinkholes are not geologically connected.

One resident says an inspector told her family her home sits over several sinkholes.

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An aerial view of the first sinkhole that opened up in Florida underneath a home, killing a man inside.

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2 Comments to “Second sinkhole appears, just 3 miles from first”

    Report Designer said:
    March 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Sinkholes are a topic that I think most of us in the American public are fairly ignorant about. The tragic Jeffrey Bush incident has definitely left many of us wondering about sinkholes and their risks.

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