Sinkhole Near Disney World Swallows Building [Video]

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A huge sinkhole, which formed in a resort near to Disney World, forced 35 people to be evacuated from their rooms just moment before the whole building collapsed.

The sinkhole, which measures more than 60 feet wide, occurred at the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, which is just a few miles away from the famous Disney World resort.

Loud noises and smashing glass was heard by the guests, whose lives could have been in serious danger, as they called for help. Fortunately all of the guests from the building where the sinkhole was located were safely evacuated before the building sunk.

The huge sinkhole itself was almost like something out of a Disney World ride, measuring a massive 15 feet in depth. Ariel footage, courtesy of WFTV, shows one end of the building intact, while the rest of the structure crumbled into the sinkhole, which appeared suddenly from nowhere.

The holiday makers were evacuated from the building at around 10:30 p.m. when a security guard was alerted to a window, which had smashed, by a worried guest. Just after 11 p.m. it was reported that another window broke and the building began to crumble into the sinkhole.

Maggie Ghamry, an eye witness who actually saw the building collapse told reporters about a couple who escaped the structure, along with their child:

“He, his wife and an infant, he had to break the window so they could escape.There were windows breaking everywhere. One woman was sitting in the tub, and the tub levitated, and that’s when she just grabbed a pair of shorts and came out with nothing.”

The sinkhole near Disney world is not the first of its kind to plague the sunshine state. In February of this year a huge sinkhole in Tampa swallowed a home killing its owner, 36-year-old Jeff Bush.