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Sinking Florida resort villa evacuated

Posted at 3:13 AM, Aug 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-11 23:14:41-04

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a sinkhole has cracked the foundation in a villa housing vacationers at a Central Florida resort near Disney World, causing the building to slowly sink and evacuating the hotel.

Authorities with the Lake County Sheriff's Office tell WESH in Orlando that the incident happened Sunday night at the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont.

Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. James Vachon says there's structural damage and that deputies have been assisting firefighters at the scene. No injuries have been reported.

Witnesses say they could hear a cracking sound as the villa sank. A large crack was visible at the building's base.

They say two other villas near the collapsing one have also been evacuated.