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25 feet of land and trees fall into giant sink hole

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BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -

According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, 25-feet of land have fallen into the giant sink-hole, or slurry, in the Grand Bayou and Bayou Corne area.

Twenty five feet on the east side of the slurry, closer to Texas Brine's office building, fell into the sinkhole and took several trees with it. The original size of the sinkhole was 200 square feet. Before this latest slough-in, two other slough-ins occurred taking about 20 feet each, along with trees.

Texas Brine started drilling just after 7:30 Thursday morning. Texas Brine owns the salt dome that is believed to be responsible for the massive sinkhole and tremors in Bayou Corne.

Texas Brine says experts are getting their first look inside the cavern Thursday. A group of scientists will meet to discuss how best to test and sample the contents of the cavern.

A meeting is scheduled for Thursday night, September 20, 2012, held by the public demanding Louisiana Officials give better updates on the giant sinkhole.

WAFB will be at the meeting and will have the latest on wafb.com.

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