Car ‘swallowed by sinkhole’ in Olhão

A parked car has been partially swallowed by a sinkhole that opened up in Olhão early this morning.

The hole appears to have been caused by a burst water main.

The incident involved a loud bang around 7am, say reports.

For a while, water supplies to the town were cut off, but these have since been restored.

It’s not yet clear who the owner of the car is, how badly it is damaged, or whether indeed it has even been retrieved from its unfortunate position.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com