A massive sinkhole had blocked a five lane street in the Japanese city of Fukuoka on November 8, 2016. The street reopened on November 15, 2016 as the workers worked hard to fill the massive sinkhole.
The workers took about two days to completely mend the big pit and a few more days later the officials performed the required safety checks on the road. The sinkhole was 49 feet deep and 98 feet wide and opened at 5AM local time last week. The incident had caused power outages in the area but no one was injured.
Reports say that the workers performed repairs in record time and also repaired a sewage pipe and replaced utility poles and traffic lights. According to the local officials the sink hole was caused due to a nearby underground construction work.
Soichiro Takashima, the mayor of Fukuoka assured that the street is now 30 times stronger than it was before.

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