Italy: Giant sinkhole opens up in front of hospital in Naples
Telegraph, 08 Jan 2021
A huge sinkhole has opened up in front of a hospital in Naples where coronavirus patients are treated.
The giant sinkhole swallowed several cars and local officials said it was a miracle that no one was hurt.
The ground collapsed beneath a car park in front of the Ospedale di Mare at around dawn, with reports suggesting it was caused by the explosion of a gas or oxygen pipe.
Had the subsidence happened a couple of hours later, there would almost certainly have been casualties, officials said.
Firemen and police were on the scene to make sure that no one had been injured in the blast.
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