TORONTO- A giant sinkhole has opened up just miles from one Brazil’s World Cup stadiums, swallowing cars and damaging roughly 150 homes.
Hundreds of residents had to be moved after heavy rains opened up a hole in the ground in the city of Natal, near the Dunas Arena.
The Associated Press reports a top aide to President Dilma Rousseff arrived Friday to oversee efforts to provide aid to those affected.
Nobody was killed but there are reports the hole is widening as the area continues to experience heavy rainfall.
Government officials said a plan is being developed to stabilize the soil and rebuild the drainage system to prevent further problems.
Video from the incident shows houses teetering near the edge of the crater, while other buildings and several vehicles have been completely destroyed.
Tuesday’s Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Dunas Arena is scheduled to kick-off as planned.
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