Large sinkhole found in China

Beijing, March 6 (IANS): Scientists from China and France have discovered a rare, huge sinkhole in Guangxi Zhuang region, officials said on Sunday.

The 420-metres deep sinkhole was discovered by scientists during an eight-day expedition that began on February 26 in Donglan county.

Sinkholes found in Guangxi are normally around 250-metres deep.

Many species live in these sinkholes, including bats and snakes.

Scientists also found some as-yet unidentified vertebrates and plants.

Sinkhole are special geological landscape formations found in Karst regions, formed by repeated cave-ins of underground caves. They are common in China, Mexico and Papua New Guinea.


Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: Large sinkhole found in China

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.