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Watch: Large sinkhole opens up in Japan swallowing four-lane crossroad

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By Emma Beswick
Watch: Large sinkhole opens up in Japan swallowing four-lane crossroad

<p>A large sinkhole has today, November 8, opened up swallowing an entire four-lane crossroads in Fukuoka City, southern Japan.</p> <p>Investigations are being conducted into the possibility that the hole may have been caused by construction work currently underway to extend the city’s subway system, local media reported.</p> <p>The local council is currently working to stop the expanding sinkhole from consuming nearby buildings by filling it in with earth.</p> <p>They have also evacuated the surrounding areas.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1MnjfvuAv8_8wuNBpwijgwjJYBx4" width="640" height="480"></iframe></p>