Italy: giant sinkhole in Rome swallows two parked cars, World News
Another chasm opened up in Italian Rome, causing damage to two cars parked by the side of the road.
A hole six meters deep and 20 meters long suddenly appeared at the side of a road in the Torpignattara district. Although no one was injured in the incident, a Mercedes SUV and a smart car fell into the pit.
An initial investigation found that the sinkhole could have been caused by a water leak in a garage that ran under the streets, local media reported.
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Authorities have been informed of a possible leak by residents of the area, a local newspaper said.
This sinkhole has once again drawn attention to the growing number of such incidents in the city, which many believe is caused by the poor quality of the city’s underground tunnels and sewers.
“The episodes which testify to the serious morphological fragility resulting from the characteristics of the city are increasing,” said Roberto Morassut, a politician from the center-left Democratic Party.
A recent sinkhole in the parking lot of a Naples hospital had also caused chaos as the hospital had to be temporarily closed while COVID-19 patients were treated there.