The gates of hell just opened in Russia (again)

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A potash mine in the Perm region, Russia, has collapsed, leaving behind a gigantic sinkhole in the middle of an abandoned town. It's scary but that's not the real bad news: a connected mine just few miles away sits right underneath a town full of people and houses and experts say it may collapse too.

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Earlier this week, RT reports, Uralkali's Solikamsk-2 potash was evacuated because of a sudden influx of salty water. Then, the sinkhole appeared, proving just how unstable the ground is. An underground tunnel plugged only by a concrete barrier links the mine to Solikamsk-1, which is the second mine that sits under an inhabited town. Yeah, it's probably a good time to get the hell out.

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Bring Back Duckman!

Wow. And here in America we have a pesky thing called "regulation" to keep us from getting the gates of hell open despite having towns named after devils.