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‘Swallowed’ by hole in road
A Las Palmas man had a lucky escape after falling into a gaping hole which opened up in a road as he was standing on the spot.
28.05.2015 - The 63-year-old required hospitalisation due to the injuries suffered when the ground below him gave way in Calle Artenara in the Las Torres industrial estate in the Gran Canaria capital. A parked car was also damaged when it plunged into the hole, crashing to the bottom and ending up on its side.
The spot is a loading bay outside a company based in the industrial estate and the mysterious subsidence led to a major operation to winch the vehicle out, once two other cars parked perilously on the edge had been removed.
An investigation has been ordered into the incident and engineers from the Roads Department and the city’s water company are examining how to rebuild the section affected.