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Sinkhole that swallowed car gets filled

By Mark Harradine     Feb 9, 2014 in Odd News
High Wycombe - The massive sinkhole that appeared overnight and swallowed a VW Lupo car has been filled with tonnes of concrete today, Sunday 9th of February.
A 30ft (9metres) sinkhole opened up last Sunday in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and a car belonging to the daughter of the family was discovered at the very bottom covered in mud and sediment. Liz Conran and her husband Phil commented for the BBC that their daughter’s car ended up in the bottom of the sinkhole and it was lucky that nobody was inside it.
It is believed that the 30-foot sinkhole was caused by the heavy rain in the area and an ancient old chalk mine. Local authorities were concerned because the hole opened very close to the Conran’s house.
It was decided that the car would be left down the sinkhole and not retrieved before it was filled with concrete. It is estimated that around 300 tonnes of concrete will be needed to fill the hole. Mr Conran said: "They've encased the car because they decided it was much more dangerous to pull it out than leave it in."
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