Guests saved as Florida resort building falls into sinkhole
CLERMONT, Florida (REUTERS) - Dozens of guests at a Florida resort near Walt Disney World were safely evacuated in the middle of the night on Monday when a three-storey building collapsed after a large sinkhole opened on the property's grounds.
A spokesman for the Lake County Fire Department said there were no injuries after staff at the Summer Bay Resort near Orlando responded quickly to sounds of danger at the building.
Security guard Richard Shanley was driving a golf cart down the resort's main boulevard when a family hailed him and told him there was something wrong, that they heard a popping sound.
"I was hearing popping noises and I was hearing people screaming and glass breaking. The building actually twisted and separated," Shanley said. "It was like something from a movie."