Locals living near old mines in Poland worry about increasing number of sinkholes

A sinkhole near a former mine in Poland
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The area around the town of Trzebinia has seen 20 sinkholes appear in the past two years and locals feel government is not doing enough to help.


Residents in former mining areas of Poland are concerned about the increasing number of sinkholes in areas around closed mines.

In the southern Polish town of Trzebinia, two decades the closure of the local coal mine, residents live in fear that the ground will literally collapse under their feet.

Twenty sinkholes have appeared in region in the past two years.

To find out more, listen to the report by Euronews correspondent, Magdalena Chodownik.

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