Shocking video: Giant sinkhole swallows parked cars outside hospital
JERUSALEM: In a shocking incident, a giant sinkhole that opened up in the parking lot outside a hospital in Jerusalem swallowed at least three parked cars on Monday afternoon.
CCTV footage that has gone viral online shows a pit opening up and growing in size as cars fall into it outside the Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
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After being informed, police, seven fire tenders and a special rescue unit arrived at the scene and launched a search operation. No one was injured in the incident.
According to the local news agency media report, a tunnel was under construction nearby, which runs underneath the hospital and parking lot. It is believed that the tunnel had partially collapsed, which resulted in the formation of the sinkhole.