National 14.1.2017 03:41 pm

WATCH: Gigantic sinkhole leaves Northern Cape residents restless

Picture: Twitter

Picture: Twitter

‘If it’s a natural sinkhole, it occurs due to soil erosion and underground water. Unfortunately, it cannot be prevented.’

As Western Cape residents were battling a fire that left buildings in ashes, Northern Cape residents were left wondering if their lives were in danger due to a sinkhole.

Pictures and videos have emerged of a massive sinkhole between Danielskuil and Kuruman. As a result, the R31 has permanently been closed, according to Arrive Alive.

Northern Cape resident Olebogeng Leserwane took to Twitter to express his concerns over the sinkhole, saying it was getting worse.

He said it was getting worse because the road had not been closed when he was at the scene.

Those who commented on his post said it was an underground erosion due to the soil that was “too porous”.

“If it’s a natural sinkhole, it occurs due to soil erosion and underground water. Unfortunately, it cannot be prevented,” said another.

Check out the video he also shared on Twitter below:

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