Hundreds of coffins fall into the sea following collapse of an Italian cemetery

A landslide on the Italian coast near Genoa caused the collapse of a cemetery Monday, leading to hundreds of coffins falling into the sea.

The Camogli cemetery, built more than 100 几年前, is situated along an area of rocky seaside cliffs. Francesco Olivari, the mayor of Camogli, called the collapse anunimaginable catastrophe.
It is estimated that 200 coffins had fallen, 但只有 10 have been recovered, according to Giacomo Giampedrone, regional assessor of civil protection. Recovering the rest of themwill depend on the sea in the coming days,” 他加了.
周六, maintenance being performed along the area of fragile coastline was abruptly stopped when workers noticed cracks in the rock.
    View of the collapse from above.

    We were doing work on a portion of the rocky coastit was close to the area that fell today,”Olivari told CNN on Monday. “Some signs of fissures were seen. We decided to close the cemetery.
    He said that they called officials at the Office of Civil Protection in Liguria to intervene and evaluate the situation. A team of geologists with the department is using drones to get a better sense of the damage and determine if there is danger of another landslide.
    This type of collapse that happened today is very hard to detect or to predict,” Olivari said. “This area is subject to this type of collapseit’s very fragile.
      Giampedrone said the port authority of Genoa blocked the coastal area below the cemetery Monday night to keep the coffins from floating out to sea.
      On Tuesday after surveying the site, officials said they will continue work on recovering the coffins and corpses.