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Friday 19 September 2014

Sinkhole swallows family's car

Published 02/02/2014 | 21:47

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A 30ft deep sinkhole which opened up in the driveway of a house in Buckinghamshire (Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service)

A 30ft deep sinkhole has opened up in the driveway of a house and swallowed up a family's car.

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Firefighters were called to the property in Main Road, Walter's Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, at 8.32am where they found the hole which is 15ft in diameter.

No-one was inside the Volkswagen Lupo when the hole opened up.

A Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: " Firefighters were called to a sinkhole (30ft deep, 15ft diameter) which swallowed a parked car in the driveway of a house in Main Road, Walter's Ash.

"Firefighters placed a cordon around it and gave safety advice.

"The incident was handed over to building control at Wycombe District Council. Firefighters were at the scene for about an hour."

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