The ground collapsed on Saturday evening in Siemianowice Śląskie. A 40-meter-deep hole swallowed the lighthouse. There is a block of flats four meters away. The services evacuated the residents.
A sinkhole was created at Leśna Street in Siemianowice Śląskie on Saturday after 5 p.m. It is 40 meters deep and 60-80 centimeters in diameter.
The hole swallowed the lamppost and the area around it was damaged. There is a five-story block nearby. The services decided to evacuate the residents of one of the staircases.
Evacuation of residents. The block is out of use
– The sinkhole occurred about four meters from the building. 13 people were evacuated, including two children. All people found shelter with their families and loved ones, said Sebastian Karpiński, spokesman for the State Fire Service in Siemianowice Śląskie.
The area was secured by city services. The District Construction Supervision Inspector also visited the site of the sinkhole and confirmed that the structure of the building had not been damaged.
– Currently, the building is out of use by decision of the District Construction Supervision Inspector, until the proceedings to be conducted by the State Mining Office are completed – added Karpiński.
Vice-chairman of the City Council of Siemianowice Śląskie, Grzegorz Mól, assured on social media that “the matter is being investigated by the Mining Office, and Leśna Street may be impassable in the coming days.”
At this point, it is not yet known what exactly caused the landslide.
Main photo source: Grzegorz Mól/Facebook