US sinkhole home demolished

A home in Florida where a man disappeared into a huge sinkhole has been demolished. Yesterday rescue workers called off the search for Jeremy Bush, after specialist audio equipment failed to detect signs of life in the hole.

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Sinkhole house demolished in Florida

Neighbours and relatives console each other in Tampa, Florida. Credit: APTN

Neighbours and relatives of a Florida man, who is presumed dead after he was sucked into a sinkhole, have watched the emergency services bulldoze his home in Tampa.

The family of 36-year-old Jeff Bush say they woke up to hear him screaming as a 20-foot sinkhole opened up under his bedroom.

Officials have used specialist listening equipment to try and detect signs of life in the hole, but to no avail.

The bulldozer takes apart the property. Credit: APTN
Officials said the building needs to be demolished into the hole because of safety concerns. Credit: APTN
Two neighbouring properties have been evacuated since the floor underneath them is now unstable. Credit: APTN
It's not clear if neighbours will be allowed to return to their homes. Credit: APTN

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