The Gates of Hell Just Opened in This Massive Russian Sinkhole

By Sarah Zhang on at

A potash mine in the Perm region, Russia, has collapsed, leaving behind a gigantic sinkhole in the middle of an abandoned town. It's scary but that's not the real bad news: a connected mine just few miles away sits right underneath a town full of people and houses and experts say it may collapse too.

The gates of hell just opened in Russia (again)

Earlier this week, RT reports, Uralkali's Solikamsk-2 potash was evacuated because of a sudden influx of salty water. Then, the sinkhole appeared, proving just how unstable the ground is. An underground tunnel plugged only by a concrete barrier links the mine to Solikamsk-1, which is the second mine that sits under an inhabited town. Yeah, it's probably a good time to get the hell out.

The gates of hell just opened in Russia (again)