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The ground beneath them split

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11.06.2021

On Monday afternoon, a little before 2:00 pm, I was driving to pick up my son, Yehuda from school in the Bayit VeGan neighborhood of Jerusalem. I passed by Shaarei Zedek Hospital as I usually do and everything was quiet. A few minutes later, on our way back, there were fire engines entering the main entrance of the hospital. When we were back home, I found out that at around 2:00, the ground opened and swallowed up three cars that were parked in the parking lot. Nobody was injured.

People asked how this disaster came about out of nowhere. However, it turns out that there were already warnings from geologists in 2019 before they started working on the new road, Highway 16 that the area was weak and that blasting to build tunnels could damage buildings in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, they........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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