On Tuesday morning, Ray and Lynn McKay woke to discover a large sinkhole had formed overnight in the garden of their home in the city of Ipswich. It currently measures 10 meters in diameter but is continuing to grow, swallowing up their garden as it widens.
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“We have all been outside watching it all day and it has just gotten bigger and bigger and bigger,” Lynn said. “It is terrible, we just don’t know what to think – we have had a lot of people looking and seeing what they are going to do.”
The couple called Queensland Urban Utilities, as they assumed it was a result of pipe works or underground water, the Brisbane Times reports. Utilities staff inspected the hole and found it wasn’t related to pipes….. [read more]