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Just one week after a massive sinkhole opened on a major street outside of Hakata station in the city of Fukuoka, Japan, city officials have announced the street repaired enough to be reopened to the public this Tuesday.
The whole, measured 30 meters long, 27 meters wide and 15 meters deep, opened up in the early morning of November 8th, and is believed to have been caused by underground construction work on the extension of a subway line in the city. Despite severe damage to the roads and concern for the safety of nearby buildings, no injuries were reported. Just as astounding is the fact that thanks to the tireless efforts of emergency services and workers, the hole has been filled with a mixture of sand and cement from other construction sites in a manner of days.
Recovery and repair efforts were maximized by around-the-clock workers, and those can be observed closely thanks to Japanese Twitter user @Kashaverak, who condensed NHK footage of the construction work into a 140 second time lapse.