Over 20 families were evacuated after a huge sinkhole opened up in a northwestern neighbourhood of Rome, swallowing several cars.
Fortunately, no injuries have been reported, but the area remained closed off on Thursday morning after a large part of the ground collapsed at 6pm on Wednesday.The sinkhole, measuring around ten metres deep, appeared in the Balduina district, a residential area northwest of Vatican City.
Seven parked cars were sucked into the chasm, and approximately of 22 families evacuated from the Roman residential area.
Further stability checks were under way on Thursday morning, while firefighters are also working to establish the cause of the collapse.The area is near a building site, where construction workers began demolition of buildings in 2017 to make way for new residential buildings and underground parking.