Sinkhole v SUV: Dramatic battle ends with crane intervention (VIDEO, PHOTO)
Members of Rome's fire department were dispatched to the Gianicolense ring road Monday night to prise the car out of the depths using a crane. A much smaller vehicle was resting on the precipice but the firefighters managed to save it in time before it too fell into the murky darkness.
Questa notte una voragine stradale si è aperta lungo la circonvallazione gianicolense, nella zona Sud-Ovest di #Roma: accorsi i #vigilidelfuoco per mettere in sicurezza l’area e i due veicoli coinvolti #soccorsiquotidianipic.twitter.com/XKFzG852cO— Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) March 13, 2018
No-one was hurt in the incident. The Italian capital has been beset by sinkholes in recent months.
Last month, a four-lane-wide sinkhole swallowed a total of six cars and forced 20 families to evacuate their home. Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, called for an investigation into the incident and vowed to solve the problem of spontaneous sinkholes.
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