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Published May 13, 2013, 10:10 AM

Minnesota man injured after falling into sinkhole

A Bloomington, Minn., man walking his two dogs was injured after falling into a sinkhole.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A Bloomington man walking his two dogs was injured after falling into a sinkhole.

According to the Bloomington Police Department, the ground between a manhole cover and the sidewalk gave in at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday, while the 65-year-old man was out walking with his wife and their two dogs.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the sinkhole was 8 to 9 feet deep.

Police said the man was taken to a local hospital with shoulder and face injuries.

No other ground appeared to be unstable in the area. Police said the cause of the sinkhole is under investigation.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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