A sinkhole in Chicago has flooded basements and deprived some of clean water in their homes.
Examiner reports that a water main break in the South Side of Chicago at 124th Street and Wentworth Avenue caused the sinkhole on Sunday. However, the disaster was not visible to most area residents until Monday when half the street collapsed.
The sinkhole contaminated the water of some home which prompted the Water Department to ask residents to boil their water before drinking or cooking with it. They even handed out water bottles to residents to avoid any possible diseases resulting from the contamination.
Chicago officials believe that the sinkhole started when a pipe that was bringing water to a house started eroding until it breached a sewer main and created a small hole that quickly grew.