|Guessing game: The constant developments have left villagers terrified about where the next will be.|
|Investigator: It is not clear what steps are being taken to prevent further sinkholes from appearing but the local government has started an investigation.|
|Cut off: Over 4,000 villages have now been left with a water supply problem as land subsidence has|
blocked some creeks.
|Alarmed: Villagers from Lianyuan in southern China's Hunan Province have been left alarmed by continuous sinkholes that have seen over 20 holes suddenly open up in the ground over the past five months.|
|Holes: According to the Lianyuan government, preliminary investigations found that the coalmines are the main reason for the cave-ins.|