Rome: A man rescued after the collapse of the tunnel he dug, trace of the attempted break  in

Rome: A man rescued after the collapse of the tunnel he dug, trace of the attempted break in

Three other people were involved in the operation.

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Posted on 08/12/2022 12:00 PM Updated on 08/12/2022 12:04 PM

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A man who dug a tunnel, likely to rob a bank in Rome, was buried under the rubble for eight hours on Thursday, August 11, Italian police said. Three other people were involved in the operation. “Two men from Naples were arrested for defying an officer and two others from Rome were arrested for the damage caused, one of whom was the one who was in the hole and is now in the hospital,” said the press service of the Carabinieri . The investigation is still ongoing, we do not rule out that they are thieves, that is one of the hypotheses.”

Dozens of firefighters worked around the hole on Thursday to extricate the man buried under hundreds of pounds of earth and building materials after the tunnel collapsed. For the Italian media, the presence of an artisanal tunnel in this area of ​​the Italian capital is explained by a failed burglary attempt. The collapse happened near an empty store and allegedly aimed at a nearby bank, reports La Stampa (link in Italian).