Sinkhole 'swallows' house, 4 dead


Posted at Oct 27 2013 03:50 PM | Updated as of Oct 27 2013 11:50 PM

MANILA-- Four people died as a sinkhole "swallowed" a house in Brgy. Ubojan, Antequerra, Bohol.

Sinkholes appeared in different parts of the province after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the Visayas last October 15.

The house belonged to the Barace family.

Two members of the family survived the incident. Saturnino Barace Jr., one of the survivors, waited for six hours before he was rescued. Half of his body was trapped in the rubble left behind by the sinkhole.

Relatives of the the family started unearthing the victims' bodies.

Authorities have reportedly put the area under surveillance as there are other cracks found near the area of the sinkhole.

Despite what happened, the remaining members of the Barace family are planning to return to the area.