Sinkhole in Jerusalem  |  Photo Credit: Twitter
- A sinkhole opened up outside a hospital in Jerusalem on Monday
- A video of the incident shows it swallowing three cars
- No injuries were reported
In a shocking incident, a giant sinkhole swallowed three parked cars in Jerusalem. A video of the sinkhole opening up at a parking lot of a hospital in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon has gone viral on social media.
CCTV footage from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center shows a pit opening up and growing in size as cars fall into it.
The Fire and Rescue Service told Times of Israel that seven fire trucks and a special rescue unit were sent to the site of the accident for search operations. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. Watch the video here:
Sinkhole in Jerusalem
A tunnel was under construction nearby, which runs underneath the hospital and parking lot, according to the local news agency. It is believed that the tunnel had partially collapsed, which resulted in the formation of the sinkhole.
The medical facility had recently opened up the parking lot to accommodate more vehicles.
Last week, a mammoth 300-foot sinkhole opened up in farmland in the state of Puebla, Mexico. The hole has rapidly expanded after its first appearance last week. It is filled with groundwater.
The crater was created in a town named Santa Maria Zacatepec that is near Mexico City. It is now threatening to swallow all the houses that are located in the area.
The state governor, Miguel Barbosa, said that this is a “matter of enormous risk”, Newsweek reported Various investigators gathered around the area to see the cause behind this rather alarming development.