‘Sixth’ sinkhole destroys house in Ripon, North Yorkshire and forces three homes to be evacuated

A sinkhole has caused extensive damage to a home in Ripon, north Yorkshire, leading to fears it could collapse completely and the evacuation of surrounding properties.

Yet another sinkhole has opened up in flood-hit Britain, the sixth this month, leaving one house on the brink of collapse and two more homes evacuated.

(SOURCE)  Police were called in at around 5.40pm yesterday after a 25ft-wide crater appeared underneath properties on Magdalen’s Close in Ripon, North Yorkshire.

A fire service spokesperson said they had “successfully rescued” a dog at the property, and that there were no occupiers present at the time.

Last night police officers went from house to house warning neighbours about what had happened, as the British Geological Society warned that Ripon is one of the most at-risk areas for sinkholes in the whole country.

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3 thoughts on “‘Sixth’ sinkhole destroys house in Ripon, North Yorkshire and forces three homes to be evacuated

  1. The excuse that deep mining of salt from underground in the Midwest won’t be a valid excuse for these sinkholes in England.

  2. anyone besides myself noticing how quiet the mainstream media is staying about the greatest draught crisis in the history of our nation that is occurring in 5 states and in particular California. Expect our food supply to be sharply cut and water supply to become rationed. Regardless of what we are paying for water now, the days of plenty of water in Calif. are over.

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