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Video: Six-foot deep sinkhole opens in Dublin city centre

A six-foot deep sink hole opened on a busy thoroughfare in Dublin city centre yesterday

The hole appeared on Dame Street, at the George's Street junction, around 100 metres from the Olympia Theatre yesterday evening.

Gardai cordoned off the area. The road was closed on Dame Street from the Georges street junction up to Christchurch, outbound only, and traffic congestion was reported as a result.

The six-foot-deep hole suddenly opened up outside Dame Street Medical Centre shortly before 9pm.

Although the surface of the hole was just about two feet in diameter, it stretched for at least six feet underneath the tarmac. Considerable damage could have been caused if the surface gave way any further. 

City council officials arrived at the scene before 10pm to examine the situation.

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