Russia: Drone captures remains of slowly-sinking ghost town

Since the 80s, sinkholes and huge cracks in the earth have been appearing all over the Urals town of Berezniki, large parts of which have had to be abandoned, as shown in drone footage shot on Tuesday. Apartment blocks, schools and railway carriages have all been irreparably damaged or swallowed up by sinkholes, some of which are over 100 metres (328 ft) deep. Parts of the town were situated... Еще directly above abandoned potash mines, many of which have collapsed because of surface subsistence. In an attempt to prevent further earthquakes and sinkholes, mine operator Uralkali has also flood the underground tunnels. Thousands of inhabitants of the area have been forced to relocate

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