River bank collapse scuttles 20 cars in Florence

A section of embankment collaped in central Florence on Wednesday morning, sending at least 20 parked cars into a ditch

The section of bank affected is very close to the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge.
The section of bank affected is very close to the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge.
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A section of the embankment of the River Arno in central Florence collapsed on Wednesday morning, sending part of the road and at least 20 parked cars into a newly formed ditch, the BBC reported.

The collapse, which opened up a  hole about 200m in length and 7m across, took place very close to the famous Ponte Vecchio, a medieval covered bridge over the Arno.

Firefighters believe the chasm has been created by the failure of a large water pipe beneath the surface.

 

 

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