Queensland sinkhole could grow wider

  • 28/09/2015
Police believe the hole is around 3m deep (AAP)
Police believe the hole is around 3m deep (AAP)

By 3 News online staff

A huge sinkhole which swallowed part of a campground in Queensland over the weekend could keep growing, according to experts.

Around 140 people were evacuated from the MV Beagle Campground, north of Rainbow Beach, late on Saturday night when the ground opened up.

The 100-metre-long sinkhole swallowed a car, caravan and a camping trailer, but fortunately no one was hurt.

Police believe the hole is around 3m deep, and it's the second time this has happened at the site since 2011.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service ranger Dan Clifton said there is a "real possibility" the sinkhole could grow even wider with the ocean currents.

People are being urged to stay away from the area.

It's not known what caused the ground to open up, but experts are speculating it appears something under the water's surface has given way.

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