Homes next to Florida sinkhole to be demolished

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Posted: May 22, 2013 6:22 AM

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) — The homes on either side of the Tampa area house where a sinkhole opened under a man's bedroom are being demolished.

Officials say the demolition will take place Wednesday in Seffner, Fla. The homes were condemned April 1, a month after the sinkhole opened under the house next door, killing 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/10OWs4J) reports that engineering consultants determined that repairing the homes would cost more than 50 percent of their value.

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On Wednesday morning, heavy equipment and trucks will return to the neighborhood near Tampa to demolish the homes.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.