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Tropical Storm Agatha tears Guatemala City a Slow Hole To China

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 by

Tropical Storm Agatha hit Central America yesterday, raking huge rainstorms across Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. At least 115 people died and thousands have been displaced.

This picture comes in from Guatemala City, where a monstrous sinkhole reportedly swallowed a three-story building and a house. At last report, it was approximately 100 feet across.

Sinkhole in Guatemala City

Amazing and terrible.

Do this:

1.) Donate to the aid effort here:

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Doctors Without Borders

Guatemala Aid Fund

2.) Then, enjoy the song that this photo reminded me of -- from the groove-rock stalwarts Clutch, behold the big riffs of "Slow Hole To China."

Agatha dissipated on Sunday, but the relief effort goes on. Donate today.

(Thanks to hep and tweedlebop for pointing to this story. Photo via the Guatemalan president's office via CNN.)

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