Sunday, March 20, 2016

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVALS: Massive Sinkhole Opens Up In Naples, Italy - Swallows Up Two Trees And A Car! [VIDEO]

© Screenshot via YouTube/IlMattino

March 21, 2016 - ITALY - A Renault Twingo and two small trees have disappeared into a huge sinkhole in the central square of Afragola, a town near Naples.

Nobody was hurt in the incident, which happened in the early hours of Monday morning.

The opening of the chasm, which was seven metres long, seven metres wide and seven metres deep, damaged underground pipes and cut off the water supply to some local residents.

A video of the sinkhole and its contents can be seen below.


WATCH: Massive sinkhole opens up in Naples.




The gigantic hole is thought to have been caused by either an underground drain or tunnel caving in.

Several tunnels are known to run under the square and once connected the crypt of the nearby church of San Giorgio to the town's castle.

In February last year, a sinkhole caused by a burst water pipe saw 300 people evacuated from their homes in Naples, while in October a female driver watched her car disappear into a sinkhole in Catania. - The Local.



 

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