I saw this in local newspaper and it seemed like a scene from a movie.
You know the phrase “I wish the ground would open up and swallow me whole”, well be careful when you say it next time.
Quito, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Capital Quito was declared in emergency early this morning after heavy rain that flooded important roads, tunnels causing landslide of a road that joins south and center of the city.
The downpours of the last few days made a very important road collapsed that completely affect traffic and brought about chaos in the city.
Flooding of the Machangara’s river destroyed a canal that passes under the street mentioned causing the road landslide and a huge crevice of 98 foot in diameter per 262 deep.
The municipal mayor’s office ordered emergency in the area since they are afraid that over half of the road works will collapse and the weather Institute forecast more rain this Tuesday.
After 8 hours of continuous rain and flooding of San Diego tunnel that joins north and south through the western avenue two other landslides were registered in about 162 foot from Simon Bolivar’s avenue.
That situation made the Education Ministry suspended classes in private and public schools of this capital until Thursday when the situation is expected to become better.
The capital mayor Paco Moncayo also urged the population to use alternative roads like Guayasamin tunnel that will not charge toll to avoid congestion of that road.