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Reported Sinkhole Swallows Construction Equipment Near Orlando Airport

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WESH-TV

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  • Investigators from the state’s Environmental Protection Division are at the scene as cleanup continues.

Investigators are working to determine if a sinkhole opened up near Orlando International Airport, swallowing several large pieces of construction equipment in the early morning hours Wednesday.

NBC affiliate WESH-TV reports that Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene just outside the airport around 1 a.m., as the 30 foot by 30 foot hole opened between two lakes at the location.

While several items were swallowed by the hole, no injuries were reported.

Investigators from the state’s Environmental Protection Division are at the scene as cleanup continues.

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