Guests saved as resort falls into sinkhole

Large section of luxury Florida resort vanishes

Guests ran from their crumbling luxury resort yesterday as a sinkhole more than 30 metres wide opened up without warning. A large section of the Summer Bay Resort near Orlando, Florida, quickly vanished while other parts of the resort’s structure cracked and leaned towards the hole.

Around 40 guests had only 10 or 15 minutes to escape from the time they first heard cracking noises until the buildings went down. There were no injuries, but many had to leave everything in their rooms behind.

Sinkholes are common in Florida due to its geological formations of limestone, which are water soluble and susceptible to what geologists call ravelling.

The resort is located near Disney World and around 4,500 guests were staying there at the time. Many of the displaced guests have been moved to other units on the property.

eTN

[pictured: Summer Bay Resort before the sinkhole destroyed it]

x

Check Also

cruise, port, harbour, Oslo, Norway, halved, ships, turnaround, Per Erik Winther, manager, scandal, number, terminal, Royal Caribbean, build

Cruise visits to Oslo have halved. Why?

A former member of Oslo Cruise Network blames poor teamwork in Norway’s capital.

Bella, Copenhagen, center, mice, meetings, congress, 2018, biggest, Scandinavia, Denmark

Event kicks off big year for Bella Center

The almost 3,000 delegates now converging on Copenhagen are small fry compared to what’s coming.

Norway, winter, snow, mountains, avalanch risk, ski, sledding, weather, 2018

Ideal winter conditions in Scandinavia

It’s even possible to sunbathe in the mountains, a meteorologist claims.

Norwegian, Boeing 737-800, delivery, final, MAX, aircraft, type, low-cost, long-haul, flights

Norwegian’s last 737-800 delivery as MAX era starts

The airline takes delivery of its 100th direct-buy Boeing 737-800, an aircraft type that is already being replaced.

Nordica, Regional Jet, leasing, lessor, Estonia, LOT, Polish, Groningen, Tallinn

Estonian lessor expands its fleet

Regional Jet, founded by the national airlines of Estonia and Poland, will add two more planes to its fleet.

Norwegian Cruise Line, shipyard, NCL, Bliss, ship, build, launch, float out, Germany, sailings, mega-ship, karting, race track, Meyer Werft

First float-out for Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Line’s new cruise mega-ship takes to the water ahead of its April launch.