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Trzebinia. Another sinkhole on the Siersza estate. The ground collapsed at the culture house

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For the second time since the beginning of the year, the ground collapsed in Trzebinia (Małopolskie Voivodeship). This time, the sinkhole was created near the historic villa, which houses the cultural center. According to firefighters, the breach is about two meters in diameter and the same depth.

Information about another sinkhole on the Siersza estate in Trzebinia, firefighters received on Tuesday around 13.30. On the spot, it turned out that the hole appeared about 20 meters from the community center, located in a villa entered in the register of monuments of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

The ground collapsed near a historic villa in Trzebinia@osiedlesiersza (Facebook)

Fire station: the hole is two meters deep

One fire engine was dispatched to the spot. – It turned out that the sinkhole is about two meters in diameter and the same depth – senior captain Piotr Bębenek, spokesman for the Chrzanów fire brigade, told tvn24.pl. He added that no one was injured.

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The ground collapsed near a historic villa in Trzebinia@osiedlesiersza (Facebook)

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Firefighters sealed the hole with warning tape. The Mine Restructuring Company was notified of the incident. The gap will most likely be filled.

The depressing problem of Trzebinia

This is the second sinkhole in January, which was created in the Siersza housing estate. There was a gap earlier on the feast of the Three Kings in wastelandsand before on New Year’s Eve in allotment gardens . From August 2021 to the end of 2022, the ground collapsed in the city about 20 times. The case became famouswhen in September a crater was formed as a result of a landslide in the Trzebinia cemetery engulfed about 40 graves.

Zapadlisko in Trzebinia was created a few meters from the house (photo from December 27, 2022)TVN24

A sinkhole at the cemetery in Trzebinia (photo from September 2022)TVN24

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After this event, soil tests began in the city on 100 hectares of land in the area at risk of discontinuous deformations – as sinkholes are called – in the shallow mining areas of the former “Siersza” mine. It is the method of liquidation of this mine that is the probable cause of the formation of sinkholes that are dangerous for the inhabitants. The results of the research are to be known in mid-February.

On Monday, the mayor of Trzebinia, Jarosław Okoczuk, announced on social media that, while awaiting the results of research into areas at risk of sinkholes, he started talks with other entities dealing with, among others, geophysical research.

“I want an independent entity to help us find a way to protect the area from the occurrence of further sinkholes. Neither I nor the employees of the Trzebinia City Hall are experts in this field. I want SRK SA, apart from the final results, to present strict data, which I will then pass on to independent experts for analysis, so that there are no doubts about the possible threat, “wrote Okoczuk in social media.

Main photo source: @osiedlesiersza (Facebook)

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