Giant boulder smashes home in US, narrowly misses woman
It was a tough call for a family in the United States in Hawaii after a huge boulder crashed into their living room on Sunday night. According to ABC, the shocking incident happened over the weekend in Honolulu.
The video shows a boulder about 5 feet tall and wide going through the house and ending up in the bedroom. A car was also damaged. There were four people in the house and luckily no one was hurt. The rock just missed Caroline Sasaki, who was heading to her couch to watch TV.
Where the boulder came from and what caused it to crash into the house is still under investigation, Wsaz reported.
“I heard the big boom, and apparently the rock went right past me, which I didn’t know. I didn’t see it. All I heard was the boom, then someone asked me if I was okay.” Ms Sasaki told the outlet.
A huge boulder slammed into a house in the Palolo Valley, nearly hitting the homeowner inside. @KHONnews#news#latest news#Hawaii#khon2newspic.twitter.com/KGoVLXeaDJ
— Max Rodriguez (@maxrrrod) January 30, 2023
Neighbor Craig Tomita told the outlet: “At least one of them could have been killed instantly.”
According to a report from Hawaii News, the family moved into the new home this month.
Video of the incident has surfaced on the internet. Posted by Max Rodriguez, the caption of the video reads, “A huge boulder shattered a house in the Palolo Valley, nearly hitting the owner inside.”
Investigators said an owner of another home told HFD that a smaller boulder, about 2ft by 2ft, hit his retaining wall, but did not enter his property.
On Monday, inspectors from the city’s planning and permitting department were on the scene to assess the area. A decision hailed by the Sasakis, who are looking for answers.
“There was concern even before it happened,” said Caroline Sasaki, who narrowly missed being hit by the rock.
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