A 65-year-old widow in Guatemala City was shocked when she found a huge sinkhole under her bed that occurred after a massive explosion.
Inocenta Hernandez, heard a loud noise thinking it was a gas canister from a neighboring home that had exploded.
But what she discovered, was a 40 feet deep sinkhole under her bed.
Hernandez said that officials from the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction, the Municipal Water Company and agents of the National civilian Police have visited her home, and recommended asking the municipality for assistance.
Sinkholes are actually more common than you actually think, particularly in this area of Guatemala city, since it was built on volcanic deposits.
Last year in May, a sinkhole about 60 feet across and 100 feet deep swallowed a three-story building and an intersection.In 2007, a giant sinkhole took in several homes and a truck, killing three people.
This may be a sign for residents to move away from the area.