<p>Workers in the southern Chinese city of <a href="http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/map-machine#s=r&amp;c=23.113374021411236, 113.25523376464845&amp;z=7">Guangzhou (map)</a> worked into the night filling in a large sinkhole that opened up under a group of multistory buildings on January 28. (<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9833738/Sinkhole-swallows-whole-building-complex-in-China.html">Watch video of the buildings collapsing into the hole.</a>)</p><p>The sinkhole, estimated to be about 30 feet (9 meters) deep and between 1,000 and 3,200 square feet (<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/world/sink-hole-sucks-in-shops-as-horrified-evacuees-watch-20130130-2djj1.html">100</a> and <a href="http://shanghaiist.com/2013/01/29/photos_buildings_vanish_as_land_col.php#photo-1">300</a> square meters) across, appeared near a subway construction site, <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0129/Sinkhole-swallows-building-complex-in-China">according to news reports</a>.</p><p>—<em>Jane J. Lee</em></p>

Refill

Workers in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou (map) worked into the night filling in a large sinkhole that opened up under a group of multistory buildings on January 28. (Watch video of the buildings collapsing into the hole.)

The sinkhole, estimated to be about 30 feet (9 meters) deep and between 1,000 and 3,200 square feet (100 and 300 square meters) across, appeared near a subway construction site, according to news reports.

Jane J. Lee

Photograph from AFP/Getty Images

Sinkhole Swallows Buildings in China

A massive sinkhole in southern China opened up near a construction site in Guangzhou, consuming a group of buildings.

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