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Sinkhole Causes Resort Villa To Partially Collapse

Damage to buildings caused by a sinkhole 40 to 50 in diameter is seen at the Summer Bay Resort, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Clermont, Fla. Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar says about 30 percent of the three-story structure at Summer Bay Resort collapsed around 3 o'clock in the morning. Another section was sinking. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

By Kyle Hightower

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) – As glass broke, the ground shook and lights went out, vacationers evacuated a central Florida resort building before a sinkhole caused a section of the structure to partially collapse.

About 30 percent of the three-story structure collapsed around 3 a.m., Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar said. The building – which had housed 105 visitors – was stable by midafternoon, said Paul Caldwell, the development’s president. Two adjacent buildings, which each have 24 units, were evacuated as a precaution.

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