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
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.