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If Only The Philippines Could Fix A Sinkhole As Quick As Japan

Paging DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and local mayors everywhere...
by John Paulo Aguilera | Nov 17, 2016

You've probably heard of the 30-meter sinkhole that suddenly turned up in Fukuoka, Japan recently.

If not, it would've been impossible to miss the remarkable news of the same humongous fissure getting repaired in an unbelievable two days.

The sinkhole reportedly opened up near a railway station, swallowing the road and everything standing on top of it, causing power outage and gas leak. Although no one was hurt, the collapse brought a massive delay in the usually bustling area.

You'd expect that a "hole" this huge would take a considerable amount of time to patch, but this is Japan and—not the Philippines—we're talking about.

In 48 hours, workers toiled to cover the pit, repair the sewage line, and reinstall ruined utility poles. The city mayor also took time to apologize for "causing great trouble" and has claimed that the thoroughfare is "30 times stronger" than before.

Still couldn't believe everything you've read? Then see for yourself the unreal pace of Japanese rehabilitation in this timelapse video:

Meanwhile, it's been six months since the a manhole cover in front of our house went missing...

 

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