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Collapsed sceptic tank swallows trash truck in Springfield

April 2, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The driver of a trash truck is unhurt after the vehicle fell into a large hole in Springfield.

Authorities responded to a call around 4 a.m. Monday and found the truck in a 10-foot-deep hole at an apartment complex in eastern Springfield. Authorities originally thought it was a sinkhole, but the Springfield News-Leader says it was later determined to be a collapsed sceptic tank.

The truck was lodged in the hole for several hours before a tow truck was able to remove it.

The owner of the apartment complex hopes to have the hole filled within days.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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