The world is trying to swallow Guatemala, one terrifying sinkhole at a time. The latest occurrence woke 65-year-old Inocenta Hernandez, making her think there’d been a car crash outside. There wasn’t. The sound was a 12m chasm opening directly under her bed.
About a million things are terrifying about this. A metre to the side and poor Inocenta might have plunged into the sinkhole as she stepped out of bed. A metre wider and it could have swallowed her whole bed. Or just the fact that in Guatemala, you could be walking down the street or eating at a nice restaurant one moment and find yourself devoured by the earth the next.