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A very deep sinkhole in Juárez. A very deep sinkhole in Juárez.

Sinkholes swallow trucks after heavy rain in Ciudad Juárez

A pickup was almost completely buried

Four and a half hours of torrential rain in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, early yesterday was too much for two stretches of road. Sinkholes opened up and swallowed two trucks, one of which was almost completely buried.

Neighbors in Complejo Roma rescued the woman who was driving a pickup that almost disappeared in the hole, which quickly filled with water.

In the Salvárcar neighborhood a gas truck met the same fate.

No one was hurt in either incident.

More than 20 families were evacuated in Riberas del Bravo after an irrigation canal overflowed its banks, causing severe damage to nearby homes.

Highest rainfall was 39 millimeters recorded in the eastern part of the city, the Civil Protection agency said.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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