Japan Fixes Giant Sinkhole In Just Two Days And Then Apologises For The Inconvenience

Remember that monster sinkhole that opened in the heart of Fukuoka, Japan, swallowing parts of the main street and growing to more than half the size of an Olympic pool (30m)?

Well, people in Japan repaired it in 48 hours.

Working around the clock, workers filled in the section of the road with 6,200 cubic metres of sand and cement, according to local media.


The road was fixed in 48 hours but it reopened on Tuesday, Nov. 15, after local officials declared the repaired stretch safe

The mayor of Fukuoka, Soichiro Takashima, said the ground was now 30 times stronger than before. A panel of experts will be appointed to establish the cause of the hole.

“I apologize for having caused trouble to many people,” Takashima told reporters.

National broadcaster NHK streamed the reparation works online.

The sinkhole began as 7-to-8-meter smaller holes just 300 meters from the JR Hakata railway station and grew to more than half the size of an Olympic pool (30m), also filled with water from sewage pipes. No one was injured.

It cut off power, water and gas supplies to parts of the city.

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