Dozens of sinkholes emerge across Croatia

Around 100 sinkholes have opened up in central Croatia after two earthquakes hit the region in December.

Some holes have emerged under residential houses, forcing the occupants to evacuate.

Sinkholes are not unheard of in the region, but it is extremely rare for so many to appear in such a short period of time.

Sinkhole is seen near the house in village Mecencani, Croatia, February 12, 2021. Picture is taken with a drone on February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
Sinkhole is seen near the house in village Mecencani, Croatia, February 12, 2021. Picture is taken with a drone on February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

According to Reuters, the village of Mecencani has been particularly badly hit, with residents left living in fear as the holes open up around their homes.

Take a closer look in the video above.