And they all came tumbling down

Humpty Dumpty was here.

It seemed as if Humpty Dumpty had paid a visit to Central Florence in Italy this week. A 200-metre long section of the Arno River embankment in the middle of this medieval Italian city collapsed, sending at least twenty parked cars into a newly formed riverbed. Firefighters were quick on the scene to assess the damage, which was very close to the famous Ponte Verricho, a medieval covered bridge that spans the Arno River. Pumping operations began immediately and the cause of the collapse had been traced to a broken water pipe that washed the soil away. The Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, was reported as saying that there had been no injuries but there was heavy damage to the area.

The scene with the Ponte Verrichio in the background.


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