Sinkhole at abandoned coal mine

Sinkhole at abandoned coal mine

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Credit: DR NEIL OVERY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sinkhole at abandoned coal mine. Sinkhole at an abandoned coal mine near people living in a shanty town in Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Sink holes like this pose serious health and environmental risks. According to a European Union research team, the area around Witbank is said to have the most polluted air in the world.

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