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Florida sinkhole swallows boat, 2 houses

MIAMI — A sinkhole in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two houses, and prompted officials to remove residents from 10 other homes on Friday.

Dramatic video showed a home collapsing into the hole.

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Pasco County Fire Chief Shawn Whited said no one was at the home when crews arrived just after 7:30 a.m. Within minutes, he said, ‘‘the hole opened up,’’ and the boat fell in.

Firefighters were able to get two dogs out of the home and retrieve some belongings before the first home started collapsing into the quickly-expanding hole.

Associated Press

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