Watch: Huge Sinkhole Swallows Cars in Italy

Florence Cathedral
Florence Cathedral. A sinkhole in the city has swallowed over 200 cars. Florian Hirzinger

A 200-meter long sinkhole has opened up on a street in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday, swallowing more than 20 cars.

The disruption, which occurred on the banks of the river Arno, was caused by a burst water main, according to Italian newspaper Repubblica.

Thousands of people were left without water and two houses were evacuated.

The video shows water pouring past partly or wholly sunken cars as firefighters consider how to respond.