Italian Road Collapses, Burying Cars and Cutting Water Supply

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) -
Parked cars are seen in a chasm after a road running next to the River Arno collapsed, in Florence, Italy in this May 25, 2016 handout picture provided by Italy's Fire Fighters. Vigili del Fuoco/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Parked cars are seen in a chasm after a road running next to the Arno River collapsed, in Florence, Italy, Wednesday. (Vigili del Fuoco/Handout via Reuters)

A stretch of street collapsed in central Florence early Wednesday, dropping a row of parked cars into an underground pipeline and cutting water supplies to part of the ancient city.

About 650 ft of road running up to the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge caved in when a major water-pipe it was sitting on broke, Mayor Dario Nardella said.

Around 20 cars fell into the newly created ditch, awash with water, but no one was injured.