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Watch | Dangerous sinkholes form around receding Dead Sea

Thousands of sinkholes have formed around the Dead Sea, the landlocked salt lake between Israel and Jordan.

The Dead Sea has lost a third of its surface area since 1960. It has been receding by about a metre every year. The receding of the Dead Sea has caused thousands of sinkholes to form around its shores.


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