A crater with a diameter of five and a depth of two meters appeared in Nice on Lido beach, French channel BFMTV reported.
The hollow filled with thick white water appeared on January 31. According to the media outlet, the ground fell because of the erosion of soil by underground waters. Lido beach is man-made and for the last decade similar incidents occurred three times.
The city's mayor Christian Estrosi reassured the residents that this is a common natural phenomenon.
Pas d'inquiétude, c'est un phénomène naturel qui arrive 4 fois par an et pour les journalistes, non, le tramway n'a pas fait un détour 😉 pic.twitter.com/GZvY9okRxi
— Christian Estrosi (@cestrosi) February 1, 2018
No worries, it is a natural phenomenon that occurs up to four times a year and specially for journalists I inform: no, this is not a tram, that made a detour.
A security perimeter was established on the beach. On February 2, authorities plan to refill the crater after a geological investigation on the site.