Sinkhole Opens Up Near Australian Prime Minister's Sydney Home

Sinkhole Opens Up Near Australian Prime Minister's Sydney Home

The sinkhole appeared outside a property close to the Australian Prime Minister's residence. (Reuters)

SYDNEY: A sinkhole opened up less than 1 kilometre (0.62 mile) from Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's home in the wealthy Sydney suburb of Point Piper, media said on Wednesday, after a night of heavy rain and flash flooding.

There were no reports of injuries or damage to private property from the sinkhole that opened up on a sidewalk, but police have cordoned off the street.

"We will make the site safe," the director of technical services for the municipal council, Tom O'Hanlon, told reporters.
 
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A worker inspects the sinkhole that appeared after heavy rain.
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"And at the same time, we are working with the three utility companies so they can do some work around to get the power back on."
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