An enormous sinkhole has opened in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, swallowing huge sections of road near underground work to extend a subway tunnel. Nearby residents were evacuated, and five major roads cordoned off.
It started off as two smaller holes, before merging into the larger cavity. It appeared 300 meters from the JR Hakata railway station.
The sinkhole is now a whopping 27 meters wide, 30 meters long and 15 meters deep. It’s filled with water that seeped in from sewage pipes destroyed by collapsing sections of road.