A large sinkhole has opened up on a highway near Ben Aknoun, a commune of Algiers Province and a suburb of the city of Algiers in northern Algeria, on November 18, 2016. Five cars fell into the hole, injuring a total of 11 people.
According to the Nassim Bernaoui, Algerian Emergency Preparedness communications manager, the hole opened on the highway towards Ben Aknoun, near the city of Sahraoui.
Six people were injured and hospitalized according to initial assessment.
The hole is currently 4 meters (13 feet) long, 6 meters (19.7 feet) wide and 4 meters deep.
According to the dispatcher photos, the hole is still expanding, Meteo Algerie reports.
The event follows days of intense rains.
According to the final assessment made by civil protection on Saturday, November 19, 11 people were injured.
Featured image: Large sinkhole near Ben Aknoun, Algeria – November 18, 2016. Credit: Meteo Algerie
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