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Montreal sinkhole partially swallows 2 cars; officials fear it's still growing


Staff writers
March 30, 2013 — Two cars fell into a sinkhole that opened up Friday in a parking lot near Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.


Two cars fall into sinkhole in parking lot near Montreal's Trudeau airport; no injuries were reported
Two cars fall into sinkhole in parking lot near Montreal's Trudeau airport; no injuries were reported

Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport has developed a car-eating sinkhole in its parking lot. 

The two cars didn't completely disappear -- the nose of one of the cars slipped into the hole while the side of the other car was partially submerged.

A spokesman for Montreal's airport authority says the hole is just under a metre deep and covers an area of about five metres long and three metres wide.

Francois Asselin says it's located in an outdoor employee parking lot and stressed it won't disrupt business at the airport.

No one has been injured and the cars were pulled out by mid-afternoon.

There are fears that the hole is still growing.

Police and firefighters have cordoned off the area in case the hole widens.


With files from The Canadian Press

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