On Monday afternoon, a giant crater formed in the parking lot of Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, swallowing up several cars. No one was injured in the incident.
The sinkhole is assumed to have formed as a result of construction work at the entrance to Jerusalem. A tunnel under construction that runs under the hospital and the parking lot may have partially collapsed.
The hospital has recently opened a new parking lot capable of accommodating several hundred cars. However, the hole appears to have formed in place of the old parking lot, next to the toll booth at the exit.
The Fire and Rescue Service reported that in addition to the seven fire trucks that were dispatched to the scene, a special rescue unit was also sent to search for people who may have been trapped inside the cars that fell into the hole.