Several dump trucks sank into manmade ponds when the ground where they were parked opened up. The trucks were parked at a training and recycling facility in Orange County, Florida, according to WFTV.com.
WFTV.com’s video report shows trucks being pulled from the water, and says owners were paying for their removal. It is not clear who will be ultimately responsible for the damages, nor how or if the trucks are connected to the business.
Although some are calling the collapse a sinkhole, the state Department of Environmental Protection told the station it appears to be “a collapse driven by erosion.” It is also looking into concerns about fuel leaks. The Department told the station that since the ponds are manmade, there is no threat to surface-level waters.
The report said seven to as many as a dozen trucks could be in the hole.