Metro construction causes sinkhole in a Sofia boulevard

Part of a pavement and roadway in Sofia’s Cherni Vruh Boulevard collapsed on June 4, creating a large hole, apparently as a result of work on extending the city’s metro underground railway line.

No one was injured in the incident.

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Photo: Georgi Draganov, via Facebook

Ivan Iliev, head of the construction project, said that the collapse happened near old tunnels, cable and heating systems.

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A retaining wall would be built, the debris cleared and the hole filled with suitable material, he said, saying that normal traffic in the area would resume in a few days.



The Sofia Globe staff

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