There’s a humongous sinkhole in Italy that swallowed nearly 20 parked cars.
Right in the middle of Florence — near a popular tourist area along the Arno River — a massive sinkhole opened up and devoured peoples’ vehicles.
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According to ABC News, a major pipe broke in the area which resulted in water gushing onto the roadway and tearing through the asphalt. The powerful flood of water created a 200-meter-long (650 ft.) and 7-meter-wide (23 ft.) sinkhole.
Florence, Italy: On scene of major overnight water main break, approx 20 cars were plunged into a massive sinkhole. pic.twitter.com/x45SNaIdTk— Jeremy Cohn (@JeremyGlobalTV) May 25, 2016
Early reports said that the Arno River overflowed which caused the nightmarish scene, but it was later revealed that was not the case.
Cleanup crews immediately evacuated the area. Access to the neighborhood was restricted, and the water supply was temporarily cut in nearby areas while technicians tried to fix the broken pipe, The New York Times reports.
An investigation into the pipe breakage is reportedly underway.
Luckily, there have been no reports of deaths or injuries as a result of the disaster — but, let’s hope the drivers of all those cars are covered for sinkholes under their insurance!
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