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Drone Captures Awesome Footage of Giant Sinkhole


(Source: YouTube screen shot)

Heavy rains from a storm in December led to a major shift in the landscape just outside the village of Foolow, in the Peak District, Derbyshire, England.

And until now, the only images of the new landmark were taken from a safe distance on the ground. But one U.K. group that specializes in aerial shots sent their drones over the sinkhole to assess the damage. And the high-definition footage they captures is breathtaking:

(Source: YouTube screen shot)

(Source: YouTube screen shot)

The video of the hole near Foolow was taken by TeamSkyOpsUK using a camera attached to a flying drone, The Derby Telegraph reports:

The collapse was reportedly caused when part of the old Mill Dam Lead Mine caved-in below after heavy rain. The sinkhole aperture now measures a remarkable 160ft across and plummeting to a depth of 130ft, reported the Huffington Post UK.

(H/T: The Derby Telegraph)

Follow Elizabeth Kreft (@elizabethakreft) on Twitter.


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