On Monday afternoon, an incredible accident occurred on the site of Camogli Cemetery, north of picturesque Portofino, in the Liguria region.
Part of the rocky shore suddenly collapsed into the sea, as a result, about 200 tombs and two chapels were swept away by the water. Most of the coffins were destroyed during the landslide, while many of them were found floating in the sea and some got stuck in the rocks. The debris collection operation will be delayed due to bad weather affecting the greater Liguria region these days.
The area had been preceded by unification works of the coast, while in the last few days a fence was installed. Miraculously, no victims are mourning, since at the same time of the collapse workers were working in the cemetery. No casualties have been reported so far.
The causes of the accident are being investigated, although the first reason seems to be the natural erosion of the coast in recent years. Divers and a unit of the Health Department of the Fire Brigade intervened in the area to examine the possibility of biological contamination of the area.
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