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Rome Sinkhole Swallows Half-Dozen Cars, Sparks Investigation

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The picture taken on Feb. 15, 2018, in the street of Balduina's district in Rome shows a huge sinkhole that opened up the day before in Rome, swallowing six cars. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)

Friday, 16 Feb 2018 08:23 AM

In Rome, a sinkhole measuring 30 feet in width opened up on a residential street, swallowing a half-dozen cars, and sparking an investigation by prosecutors.

No one was injured in Wednesday evening's collapse in the Balduina neighborhood, but families in nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

The ANSA news agency said prosecutors had placed a property owner and the company handling construction along the road under investigation Thursday.

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi visited the site and stressed that the sinkhole, which appeared to shave off the entire side of the road, occurred at an active construction site, and that the situation is under control.

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Prosecutors have opened an investigation into a 30-foot-wide sinkhole that swallowed up a half-dozen cars on a residential street in Rome.
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