A sinkhole in Naples
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Sinkhole opens up in Naples following a broken water pipe

A sinkhole has appeared in a suburban part of Naples after a water pipe broke and caused the road to collapse.

The 10m (33ft) chasm has led to the evacuation of over 300 people and emergency workers have been securing the area.

A hole first appeared a few days ago due to ground subsidence but the damaged water pipe and heavy rainfall led to the ground giving way creating a larger crater.

Philippa Thomas reports.

  • 23 Feb 2015
  • From the section Europe
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