In the car park of a hospital in Italy's Naples, a giant sinkhole opened up on Friday consuming a few cars.
It forced the temporary closure of a nearby residence where recovering Covid-19 patients were staying because the electricity was cut.
However, the operations at the hospital were not affected, reports The Guardian.
Firefighters also reported no injuries.
The local hospital district said the 20-metre-deep (66ft), 2,000 sq metre (21,527 sq ft) sinkhole opened at dawn.
Ennio Aquilino, chief firefighting officer, told the Italian television channel SkyTG 24 the implosion could have been caused by an infiltration of water underground from the recent heavy rains.
News reports quoted the regional governor as saying the Covid-19 residence would reopen within days after electricity and water services were restored.
These services were also interrupted at the hospital, but backup systems allowed care to continue.