FLORENCE, ITALY – A 200-metre-long hole opened up in a road running next to the Arno River in central Florence early on Wednesday May 25, 2016, on Lungarno Torrigiani, between the worldwide famous Ponte Vecchio and Ponte alle Grazie bridges.
«No one is injured, there’s just damage, damages are estimated in 5 million Euros,» said Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella last night. Around 20 cars parked in the area were taken into the hole. The residents of two apartment buildings next to it have been told to leave their homes as a precaution. Firefighters with the Civil Defence and other law enforcement agencies have been working around the clock to secure the area. The huge hole have been caused by a burst water pipe.
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