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Published March 01, 2013, 04:58 PM

Florida man is missing after sink hole swallowed his bedroom

Florida (WDAY TV) -- Truth is proving to be stranger than fiction in Florida.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Florida (WDAY TV) -- Truth is proving to be stranger than fiction in Florida.

A man is missing after a sinkhole swallowed the bedroom of his home. Sinkholes occur in areas with soluble bedrock, such as limestone. The groundwater dissolves the bedrock, and the ground collapses beneath.

It is impossible to predict exactly when and where a sinkhole will develop, but they are a common occurrence in Florida.

NDSU Gelogy Assoc. Prof. says, "Large areas of Florida have limestone below the surface. The water dissolves the rock and it starts caving in from below. So, we never really know from the surface where that cave-in is going to occur. So, this time it occurred right under someone's home."

At ten, find out whether a sinkhole like this could happen in Fargo-Moorhead.

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