A gigantic sinkhole has opened up in the southwestern Japanese city of Fukuoka, swallowing an entire intersection of a 4-lane highway. While the cause of the sinkhole is still under investigation, crews were working underground nearby to extend a subway tunnel and are thought to have triggered the collapse.
No injuries or casualties were reported though over 100 buildings in the area were cut off the electricity grid. Police have evacuated nearby buildings and closed the roads leading to the pit, which officials are reporting currently measures about 20 meters in diameter.
Giant sinkhole opens up in city streets of Fukuoka Japan pic.twitter.com/H1KmDKq8Hz— Gautam Trivedi (@Gotham3) November 8, 2016
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