FUKUOKA – A prodigious hole in the middle of a road appeared next to a busy subway station in Japan has stirred horror among the locals disrupting traffic and causing a local blackout.
The massive pit opened in the middle of the road in Fukuoka, the capital of Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture, on Tuesday morning.
The harrowing video of the incident are stumping the internet:
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Aerial shots of the sink hole depict that it was dangerously close to the surrounding buildings.
Construction works on a subway line were underway at the time of the accident. Works were suspended at 5:00am local time, after water started flowing into the tunnels, according to municipal officials quoted by NHK.
Fortunately, no one was injured or killed during the incident however, supply of electricity to over 100 buildings disrupted as a result of the giant hole.