Japan's Massive Sinkhole Fixed in Just Two Days
Japan must have some of the most efficient construction laborers in the world, as they successfully fixed a massive sinkhole in Fukuoka in just two days according to local media.
ผ่าน 8 วัน หลุมยักษ์กลางฮากาตะ ถูกซ่อมกลับมาใช้งานได้แล้ว มืออาชีพเรื่องกู้ภัยจริงๆ #hakata #Fukuoka pic.twitter.com/swHIxUw9Qh
— nna (@tanatpong_nna) November 15, 2016
The road reopened early after local officials said the road was safe.
An intersection got swallowed by the sinkhole around 5 a.m. local time on Nov. 8, causing power outages and disrupting gas and water lines. No injuries were reported.
Work is continuing to fill the sinkhole that opened in a street in Hakata, Fukuoka Prefecture. https://t.co/PiE8bl4k8X pic.twitter.com/Tt7fIuvND8
— Nippon.com (@nippon_en) November 9, 2016
The mayor of Fukuoka, Soichiro Takashima, declared the area 30 times stronger than before. He also told local media a panel of experts would discuss what caused the damage.
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Reports put the final sinkhole size at 30 m by 27 m at 15 m deep. Construction work from an extended underground line caused the damage, according to reports.
Featured photo shows the original damage from Nov. 8; courtesy of Twitter
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