Japan mends giant sinkhole in a Fukuoka road within a week
A busy Japanese road reopened on Tuesday, just one week after it was wrecked by a gigantic sinkhole.
Construction workers moved fast to fill the hole, which spanned a five-lane street, stretching 30 metres (98 feet) wide and 15 metres deep.
The chasm first appeared on Tuesday, 8 November, in a business district of the south-west city of Fukuoka.
No one was hurt in the collapse, but local media reported disruptions to electricity, gas and water services.
The street reopened at 05:00 Tuesday (20:00 GMT Monday), in time for rush hour.
The city's Mayor Soichiro Takashima released a statement... read more
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