A large sinkhole has opened up on a highway near Ben Aknoun, a commune of Algiers Province and a suburb of the city of Algiers in northern Algeria, on November 18, 2016. Five cars fell into the hole, injuring a total of 11 people. According to the Nassim Bernaoui,

Algerian Emergency Preparedness communications manager, the hole opened on the highway towards Ben Aknoun, near the city of Sahraoui. Six people were injured and hospitalized according to initial assessment. The hole is currently 4 meters (13 feet) long, 6 meters (19.7 feet) wide and 4 meters deep. CONTINUE