Sinkhole swallows part of Florida resort villa; visitors describe the building 'just snapping'

  • Article by: KYLE HIGHTOWER , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 12, 2013 - 5:51 PM

CLERMONT, Fla. — It sounded like a thunderstorm as windows broke and the ground shook, but vacationers who were awakened from their rooms at a villa near Orlando, Fla., soon realized that the building was starting to collapse — parts of it swallowed by a 100-foot sinkhole that also endangered two neighboring resort buildings.

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