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24th Sep 2018

PICS: Sinkhole Opens Up In GAA Grounds Causing School Evacuation And Road Closures

Kiara Keane

A sinkhole has suddenly opened up in the grounds of a GAA club in Magheracloone, Co Monaghan, causing chaos in the surrounding area.

It’s thought to have been caused by the collapse of the nearby Gypsum Mine, though thankfully no one was on the grounds at the time.

Drumgossatt National School asked parents to collect their children “as soon as possible” after it was evacuated and some roads in the area have been closed.

A “serious incident” has been declared by AA Roadwatch, who advised, ‘The Carrickmacross/Kingscourt Rd (R179) is closed due to an incident at Magheracloone. A diversion is in place via Shercock.’

Experts are currently investigating the cause of the mine collapse and the sinkhole’s appearance.

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