Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Giant Sinkhole Repaired In Two Minutes

Of course these Japanese street workers needed a little longer than two minutes, but for this really gigantic sinkhole in the street, even the seven days the work really lasted are incredibly fast. And it is always beautiful to watch worker bees in time-lapse!

A gigantic sinkhole has opened in the southwestern Japanese city of Fukuoka, swallowing huge sections of road near underground work to extend a subway tunnel.

A 7-to 8-meter-wide hole was first reported early Tuesday 2 weeks ago, according to Motohisa Oda, a crisis management officer from the city of Fukuoka.

Nearby residents were evacuated, and five major roads cordoned off in Hakata ward in Fukuoka's business district. The gaping hole -- which started off as two smaller ones before merging into the larger cavity appeared 300 meters from the JR Hakata railway station.

The sinkhole was a whopping 27 meters wide, 30 meters long and 15 meters deep.
It is filled with water that seeped in from sewage pipes destroyed by collapsing sections of road.

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