20 cars swallowed in massive sinkhole in tourist zone of Florence

Published on : Thursday, May 26, 2016

20 cars swallowed in massive sinkholeTwenty cars were swallowed in a massive sinkhole on a busy Italian street. The incident happened in Florence which is a popular tourist destination.


In the morning hours an entire parking lot just sunk along the scenic Arno River but luckily there were no tourists when the chaos unfolded.


According to local reports water gushed onto the roadway after a major pipe breakage involving one of the major water conduits in the area.


The powerful and steady stream of water quickly tore through the asphalted road surface, creating the 200-meter-long and 7-meter-wide sinkhole. That’s 650 feet in length, and 23 feet across.¬†It wasn’t the river that overflowed and caused¬†damage, as it was earlier thought.


No reports of injuries have been reported. The place has been evacuated and investigation is underway.

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