A giant sinkhole opened in the car park of a hospital in Naples, Italy, forcing the temporary closure of a nearby residence for recovering Covid-19 patients because the electricity was cut.
Operations were not affected at the Hospital of the Sea, and firefighters said it did not appear anyone was injured.
The sinkhole consumed a few cars in the hospital’s otherwise empty visitors’ car park.
Chief firefighter Commander Ennio Aquilino told Italian television channel SkyTG 24 the implosion could have been caused by an infiltration of water underground as a result of recent heavy rains.
News reports quoted the regional governor as saying the Covid-19 residence would reopen within days after electricity and water service were restored.