Residents of two homes forced to flee after mineshaft opens up in their gardens
Pictures have emerged of a large mineshaft that opened up in the gardens of two homes in Cornwall earlier this week.
Residents of the two properties were forced to flee after their gardens fell - into a disused mineshaft.
The pair of bungalows were left temporarily uninhabitable when a massive 2m (6.4ft) hole opened up in the gardens.
The homes are in Redruth - an area where there are many disused mineshafts, mainly left over from the tin and copper mining industry.
Properties on the street were said to have lost electricity following the mine collapse on Sunday.
A spokesperson for Cornwall Council told the BBC residents "made their own arrangements to leave their homes" and were advised to contact insurers and engineers.