20-meter sinkhole emerges along metro construction route in Beijing

20-meter sinkhole emerges along metro construction route in Beijing

20-meter sinkhole emerges along metro construction route in Beijing

That sinking feeling

According to the Beijinger, a huge sinkhole emerged near Shuangjing Friday night, leaving a crater 20 square meters and shutting down traffic on Guangqu Lu.

Photos of the site show a hole estimated as 10 meters deep, 800 meters west of the East Fourth Ring Road’s Dajiaoting Bridge. The site had a similar cave-in in 2013. The area is along the construction route for Line 7 of the Beijing Subway. The hole is close to the Carrefour and B&Q stores east of Shuangjing, south of Beijing City International School. Carrefour was also the site of a fire in 2013 that resulted in the store’s temporary closure.

Repairs were expected to be completed by the end of the holiday weekend.

Photo: China Radio International

Photo: China Radio International

Photo: China Radio International

Photo: China Radio International

More Sinkholes around China.

Construction site on Guangzhou’s Kangwang Road.

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Xian collapse in May

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Nanjing.

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