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IN OMG! ON 16 Nov, 2016
Do you remember the gigantic sinkhole that swallowed a chunk of five-lane road in the Southwestern Japanese city of Fukuoka? Well, that gaping hole turned into an extremely massive one, and nobody even hoped of it getting repaired anytime soon.
And finally, the hole has been repaired. So, if anyone ever doubted the Japanese over their reputation for efficiency and speed, they should look at how they repaired this giant sinkhole in just seven days.
Have a look below.
Note: Websites claiming that the work was done well within two days are nothing but a hoax.
The massive hole measuring 30m x 27m emerged at an intersection near Hakata Station in Fukuoka.
The hole emerged during a construction activity that was going on the city's underground network and henceforth, it caused a lot of problems to the residents of that place.
The job of repairing the hole got complicated by the flowing water which had seeped in from destroyed sewage pipes.
The sub-contractors worked around the clock and filled the affected ground by sand and cement and strengthened it by a factor of 30.
The workers took no time to reinstall all the utilities like electricity, sewage and gas lines.
And the muddy water was removed from the sinkhole. No reports of injuries were found.
The road was opened for the common public and it is as good as it was.
Just two days later, there was barely any sign that the sinkhole ever existed. Workers were appreciated for their speed and efficiency, and after that, an earnest apology was issued immediately for the disruption caused by that hole.
*Claps* Well done Japanese.