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Strange, Massive Fukuoka 30-Meter Sinkhole: Gone In Just Two Days!

Travelers Today       By    Chen Gomez

Updated: Nov 21, 2016 03:33 AM EST

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Recently, a massive sinkhole suddenly appears in the middle of a city intersection in Fukuoka, a prefecture found in the southwestern of the Kyushu region of Japan. Fortunately, the street where the sinkhole was located was fixed in only just two days after it appeared. The sinkhole, measured 30 meters (or 98 feet) in diameter and 15 meters deep, suddenly appeared out of nowhere and swallowed a part of a five-lane street.

As stated by the Independent, it was said to be caused by a construction in the subway, and as a result, exposed some nearby buildings' support column at a traffic intersection. The diligent Japanese workers worked on the sinkhole right after, loading the hole with wet cement and sand in huge amounts, fixed the electricity, gas and water pipes which were halted due to the accident. The sinkhole was fixed within just two days, but the authorities only re-opened the intersection a week later to make sure that the affected part of the street was safe for the people. The street was then opened at 5am on Tuesday, fixed with new materials and with the tarmac painted over.

Mayor of Fukuoka, Soichiro Takashima stated that the street was now 30 times stronger than before and also asked the assist of numerous experts to investigate what went wrong, according to the Telegraph. "We're very sorry for causing great trouble," said Takashima, who also lifted the ban on entry to the surrounding establishments.

The news about the road being fixed in just two days got a hold on a lot of many amazed people's attention on social media. "Manchester sink hole took 10 months to fix... Japan fixes vast Fukuoka city sinkhole - in two days," according to Charlie Morrison, who posted the statement via Twitter. One tweet said "I'm surprised the road reopened in a week!", and another tweet said "Impressive. That was fast."

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