A massive Sinkhole opened overnight on a major road in the south region of Rome City in Italy, sucking in several parked cars in the area.
Firefighters were called to haul the vehicles out of the three-metre-wide hole,..which opened in the early hours of Tuesday on the side of the Gianicolense ring road in Monteverde neighbourhood, in the south-west of the capital.
Images from the scene showed an SUV upended in the hole and a smaller car in front with just its back wheels submerged.
Firefighters used a crane to lift the two vehicles out. No one was reported injured.Rain, snow and ice have taken their toll on Rome’s already battered tarmac, with freeze-thaw damage worsening the capital’s notoriously bad potholes even further.