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Sinkhole swallows car amid Sicily downpour

The sinkhole opened up on a road near Catania. Photo: Vigili del Fuoco

Published: 22 Oct 2015 10:27 GMT+02:00

The car plunged five metres through the eight-metre wide hole on a road in Valverde, in the province of Catania.

The female driver made a miraculous escape having just parked the vehicle before the hole opened up, Corriere reported.

It was then hauled out by firefighters with a crane. The scene was captured on the video below.

Heavy rain has swept across Sicily over the past couple of days, with the Catania area faring the worst.

 

 

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