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Huge sinkhole swallows parts of buildings in Germany

A sinkhole up to 50 metres deep has emerged in central Germany Credit: EBU

A huge sinkhole emerged in Germany on Friday, swallowing parts of buildings.

A crater up to 50 metres deep was created, and the hole in the city of Nordhausen in central Germany was filled with water.

A sinkhole up to 50 metres deep has emerged in central Germany Credit: EBU

Parts of two unoccupied buildings were torn into the hole.

The area was spaciously protected for security reasons but no one was injured.

The causes are still uncertain.

A sinkhole up to 50 metres deep has emerged in central Germany Credit: EBU