The road was reopened early on Tuesday to traffic and pedestrians

A road in Japan that was swallowed up by a 30m sinkhole has been fixed in just two days.

The road is located in the centre of Japanese city Fukuoka next to a busy railway station. The sinkhole 30m sinkhole threatened to topple nearby buildings.

Japanese workers arrived on site shortly after the sinkhole emerged on 5am on 8 November and worked around the clock to fill the section of road in just two days. As well as the road, constructionists repaired a sewage pipe, traffic lights and utility poles that were also swallowed by the sinkhole. The Fukuoka workers filled the hole with 6,200 cubic metres of sand and cement.

The road was reopened early on Tuesday to traffic and pedestrians after local officials declared it safe.

The incident resulted in power cuts and disruption to phone signals, gas and water supplies but no one was injured.

Soichiro Takashima, mayor of Fukuoka said the new ground is now 30 times stronger than before and that a panel of experts will be brought in to establish the cause of the sinkhole, which measured 30m by 27m and 15m deep.

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