Giant Sinkhole In Japan Repaired In A Week

A Japanese city was able to reopen its streets after a sinkhole was repaired in a matter of days.

Part of a road in Fukuoka, Japan, was swallowed by a giant sinkhole that appeared on Nov. 8. According to local media, the sinkhole measured 30 meters wide and 15 meters deep, and was triggered by nearby subway construction.

Japanese workers got to work immediately, filling the hole with wet cement and sand, all the while fixing electricity, water and gas lines that were damaged during the incident. It took about two days. The road was reopened Tuesday after proper safety checks were made, just about a week after the the gaping hole first appeared.

Demonstrating Japanese ingenuity, the workers have been praised for their speed and efficiency.


No injuries were reported.