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Giant sinkhole appears in Hakata street

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There`s gonna be a lot of running for cover to avoid taking responsibility.

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Looks like Blackburn, Lancashire

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If this happened during the day it would be a whole different story, so lucky no one got hurt.

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Seems like sink holes are appearing all over the world - hummm mole man?

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There`s gonna be a lot of running for cover to avoid taking responsibility.

Tsukijilicious

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Shame it didn't happen in Saitama. lol

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Have walked through this same area several times during recent visits to Fukuoka ... and never gave thought to the idea that there might be a lot of nothing below me. Although it wasn't funny, had to laugh this morning while watching via TV the street caving in bit by bit.

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Wow, that's hectic! Good to hear there were no injuries..

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Yes what about Saitama? Careful what you wish for..

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I'm sorry for the surrounding businesses and their employees.

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Damn I was just at a hotel maybe 10-20 metres from there, checked out last Thursday & am back in FUK but hotel is on the other side of the station, nasty situation, I hope it doesn't get bigger, not good!

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Surely Abenomics requires that Kuroda backs a dump truck up to this and starts pouring ichiman notes into it. ;}

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It happened to a underground construction site to extend the subway at that location. It looks as if they had a cascade failure with the columns holding up the above road above.

The Fukuoka city mayor is seriously pi$$ed and is demanding blood for this mess.

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It's really close to the Blossom hotel. Just wow. Very glad no one was hurt.

I'm sure it will get fixed quickly.

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Somebody forgot to do the ground testing.... or did it and lied about it

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SparkyS,

That's where I stayed, but cudnt get enough nights in a row to stay again so am on the other side of Hakata stn now, definitely going to mess with the Chuo side out front with a few big buildings!

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The support columns used to prop up the ground were obviously insufficient!This is a clear sign of negligence as holes in the ground do not appear without reason ....

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Usually ground holds up the ground, not columns.

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Not if they are constructing a subway beneath.

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Was it just air underneath?

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