Several houses and at least one lorry have been swallowed by a giant sinkhole in a poor district of Guatemala City.
The hole is said to be more than 100m (330ft) deep. Residents said they had felt the earth shaking and heard loud noises before the houses collapsed.
Officials said the sinkhole had probably been caused by a saturated sewer main.
"I was in my house and I started to hear booming and I heard the earth shaking, and then I realised the houses had collapsed [into the sinkhole]," neighbour Maria Rivas was quoted by the Associated Press as saying.
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