? #Napoli, prosegue l’intervento dei #vigilidelfuoco nel parcheggio dell'Ospedale del Mare per escludere la presenza di persone coinvolte nella #voragine che si è aperta stamattina intorno alle 7. Sul posto i nuclei cinofili [#8gennaio 9:30] pic.twitter.com/ybfpwJKfAU
— Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) January 8, 2021
— Stabia Channel (@StabiaChannel) January 8, 2021
There’s apocalyptic type shit going on everywhere, isn’t there?
A vast crack in the Earth has opened near the Ponticelli Hospital in Naples following a loud noise that was initially thought to have been an explosion. The facility’s Covid patient center was evacuated immediately.
There are as yet no reports of injuries or deaths relating to the incident, though firefighters have swarmed the scene and investigations into the cause are already underway. Canine units have been deployed to search for anyone who may have been trapped in their cars.
The hospital remains in a state of emergency with generators providing electricity, though water supplies remain cut off.
A massive hole, measuring an estimated 50 meters (164 feet) by 50 meters and some 15 meters (49 feet) deep, cracked open in the hospital’s staff car park, swallowing some vehicles.
The incident happened between 6:30 and 6:45 local time and was initially thought to have been an explosion, authorities now suspect it was a subterranean collapse.
Maybe it was caused by global warming?