Puebla’s central state government responded to emotional demands from animal lovers on Thursday in an attempt to rescue two dogs trapped in a shelf on the steep side of a hole that goes 50 feet (15 meters) into the water. ..
It is dangerous to try to save the animal, as the loose soil will continue to collapse into the water at the bottom of the pit. However, officials said they were throwing food at two puppies named Spey and Spike.
“The rescue of Spey and Spike, who fell into the sinkhole of Santa Maria Zacatepec, is being analyzed in a responsible manner,” the state government said in a statement. “Dog is fed, despite dangerous situations and all precautions taken.”
The sinkhole is now over 400 feet (125 meters) in some places and can be as deep as 150 meters (45 meters) at the deepest points. It’s hard to tell because the water fills the crater.
The Mexican government has dispatched soldiers to separate people 2,000 feet (600 meters) from the edge of a 50-foot (15-meter) deep hole.
“It’s a very difficult time for us. It hurts because this is all of us,” says Magdalena Zalamigua Zopiracle, a brick and concrete block house slowly collapsing into a sinkhole. I did. “Sometimes we are very sad and sick.”
Some residents believe that the sinkhole is the result of excessive groundwater extraction by local factories or water bottling factories. However, the bottom of the hole was filled with water that appeared to have a strong current, and the Office of Civil Defense of the country said experts believed it was caused by something like an underground river.
“It’s likely that its origin is related to the presence of underground water streams,” the agency said.
Governor Puebla Miguel Barbosa said experts are studying both possibilities, and if water extraction is the culprit, he will revoke any permit.
Citing the risk of further ground destruction, the office warned people to stay away from the town of Zacatepek in Puebla, east of Mexico.
“This is neither a tourist attraction nor a place to visit with family,” the office said Wednesday.
Authorities have installed metal barriers and police tape to keep spectators out, limiting drones flying over them.
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