Japan repair a sinkhole in Fukuoka City in 2 days
Date: November 8, 2016
A 30m by 27m and 15m deep sinkhole opened up outside a busy railway station in the city of Fukuoka, damaging the road and threatening nearby buildings. However, it took only 48 hours to repair power cuts, restore gas and water supplies, as well as fill everything with 6,200 cubic metres of sand and cement. Officials reopened the road to traffic on Tuesday 15 November after health and safety checks.
According to the mayor Soichiro Takashima, the affected ground is now 30 times stronger than before. The workers involved in this engineering project have been praised by social media and everyone are happy that there wasn’t a single report of injuries.