Dozens of vehicles have been engulfed by a road crash on a river in Florence which is in Italy. No human life was lost in the process which is a miracle.
A strange and frightening scenario ensued when a road collapsed and so many cars vanished in the rubble. It occurred along a river in Florence, Italy. Emergency services sped on the way to the site.
The location was the Arno River and a large section of the roadway had given way leading to chaos. The collapsing segment was 650 feet (200m) in length and 23 feet (7m) in width.
The accident occurred due to a broken water pipe. The road along with the river embankment simply crumbled under the dead weight. Large cracks formed in the surface as a result. The fire department reported on the matter.
The leakage in the water pipe led to soil getting eroded and then the final breakdown occurred much to the shock and surprise of everyone present. The vehicles went scattering into the gorge that was created as a result of the crisis. While nobody was hurt in the collapse of the roadway, many parked vehicles were damaged.
Fire fighters attempted to save the situation by pumping out water from the gorge. Yet it proved to be a difficult proposal. According to a report on the matter by the authorities, although there was no loss of life or limb, the vehicular and civil engineering damage was extensive.
It would require a lot of effort to set matters right. The operation is going to be a success yet it will take backbreaking work by the emergency department staff. There were 20 cars that fell into the collapsed embankment.
The Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella said that no one had been hurt which was a relief. The Mayor later on requested the citizens to reclaim their cars which had fallen into the embankment.
Questa notte grave smottamento di lungarno Torrigiani. Nessun danno a persone. Siamo sul posto con Municipale vigili del fuoco e tecnici.— Dario Nardella (@DarioNardella) May 25, 2016
The breakdown in the pipeline has led to many of the residents lacking the basic amenity of clean drinking water, DailyMail reported. Such emergency situations require immediate measures such as repair-work and rehabilitation efforts.
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Yet there has been a slight delay in the services reaching the spot of disaster. More hard work needs to be done by the authorities. It was a miracle that no human life was lost and that no people were injured in the accident.