Search continues for 2 inside massive Guatemala sinkhole

September 26, 2022 GMT
A sinkhole is exposed on the main road in Villa Nueva, Guatemala, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Rescuers are searching for people who are believed to have fallen into the sinkhole while driving their vehicle, while four others were rescued alive from the scene on Saturday night, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A sinkhole is exposed on the main road in Villa Nueva, Guatemala, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Rescuers are searching for people who are believed to have fallen into the sinkhole while driving their vehicle, while four others were rescued alive from the scene on Saturday night, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A sinkhole is exposed on the main road in Villa Nueva, Guatemala, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Rescuers are searching for people who are believed to have fallen into the sinkhole while driving their vehicle, while four others were rescued alive from the scene on Saturday night, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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A sinkhole is exposed on the main road in Villa Nueva, Guatemala, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Rescuers are searching for people who are believed to have fallen into the sinkhole while driving their vehicle, while four others were rescued alive from the scene on Saturday night, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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A sinkhole is exposed on the main road in Villa Nueva, Guatemala, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Rescuers are searching for people who are believed to have fallen into the sinkhole while driving their vehicle, while four others were rescued alive from the scene on Saturday night, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

VILLA NUEVA, Guatemala (AP) — Search efforts continued Monday for a mother and daughter who disappeared when their vehicle was swallowed by a massive sinkhole in Guatemala.

The girl’s father was rescued Sunday from the hole in Villa Nueva, southwest of the capital, along with three other people. The sinkhole opened in the middle of the town’s main thoroughfare.

Copious amounts of rain dumped during the region’s rainy season has led to landslides and collapsed roadways.

On Sunday, a crane lifted a small blue SUV from the hole. Rescuers descended using ropes and ladders. At one point, the crane lowered rescuers and a search dog into the opening.

Video circulated online showed other traffic passing on both sides of the sinkhole on dark rain-soaked streets before the blue vehicle tumbled into the hole.