|before and after|
A busy stretch of road in the Japanese city of Fukuoka has been reopened just TWO days after the sudden emergence of a giant sinkhole which threatened to topple nearby buildings.
The massive hole – which was roughly half the size of an Olympic swimming pool – opened up during construction work on the city's underground network.
In typical Japanese fashion, an earnest apology was issued immediately for the disruption, and a group of men put to work around the clock to clear up the mess.
|work went on throughout the whole night|
Soichiro Takashima, the mayor of Fukuoka, even claimed the street was now 30 times stronger than before and said a panel of experts was being called in to establish what went wrong in the first place.