A massive sinkhole swallowed several cars at a hospital in Naples, forcing Italian authorities to evacuate a Covid-ward which is near the parking lot.
Several videos of the sinkhole, which measured around 22,000 square feet in width and 66 feet deep, were shared on social media on Friday, triggering shocked reactions online.
The Naples Police told CNN that a technical expert has been appointed to investigate the issue and ascertain the causes of the collapse, which may have occurred due to the “water infiltration given the heavy rains of the last two weeks”.
Aerial footage captures a sinkhole that opened in a hospital parking lot in Naples, Italy, forcing a residence for recovering COVID-19 patients to close temporarily.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 8, 2021
Post the incident, fire bridge used canines to confirm that no one was trapped under the debris. Six patients from an asymptomatic Covid ward were also evacuated from the location, the news website reported.
Several videos of the sinkhole were circulated online with many wondering the cause behind the opening of the ground.
How does something like this even happen really.
— 𝔅𝔬𝔯𝔢𝔡 𝔟𝔬𝔶 (@BOYIMBORED) January 9, 2021
The stuff of nightmares. Relieved no one was injured
— I’mFedUpWithThisWorld (@SecScience) January 8, 2021
“The hospital district said the 20-meter-deep (66 ft), 2,000-square-meter #sinkhole opened at #dawn … could have been caused by an infiltration of water underground as a result of heavy #rains. #Six patients were relocated.”
Fascinating. Thank you for the report, friends.
— Project 144K (@project144k) January 9, 2021
2021 is becoming 2020’s evil little sister
— Janice Lascko (@JaniceLascko) January 8, 2021
take me back to 2020 😃
— elite._zai (@EliteZai) January 8, 2021
Oh my god that’s huge!!!! So scary pic.twitter.com/H0rlUhJxLe
— Katie (@Katie01477498) January 9, 2021
How did the sinkhole just open up though?
— DavidForteau (@DavidForteau) January 9, 2021
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