Huge Sinkhole Swallows Road and Traffic Light in Hakata

StoryfulPublished: June 1, 20171,121 viewsVirality: 36%
Published: June 1, 2017

A huge sinkhole appeared near Hakata Station in downtown Fukuoka in the early hours of Tuesday, November 8.

The sinkhole caused major disruption to traffic in the southern Japanese city, with roads closed, as well as power and internet outages that shut down part of Kumamoto Bank’s <span class="caps">ATM</span> network, according to <a href="http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20161108/k10010759631000.html" target="_blank"><span class="caps">NHK</span></a>. No injuries were reported. The sinkhole occurred near construction work to extend the Nanakuma subway line.

This video captures the moment a sign and pole fell into the sinkhole.

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