Big dip in the road in China

Karst holes

The failure on the road in the city of Chongqing. Photo from

3.01.11.Proval length of 70 meters and a depth of about 3 meters was formed in the middle of highway in Fuling Chongqing City on January 1, at 11:30 am local time. Luckily no one has ever suffered.

According to the publication, "Chongqing Evening", according to witnesses, it all happened in about 20 seconds, crash are such that they thought of an earthquake.

The day before the incident on this stretch of road has cracks. Local residents reported this to management to monitor compliance with safety regulations, after which management specialists in the area have limited travel trucks.

The reasons for the failure have not been established.

This area is not the first such incident. In October last year several holes in the ground Shabinba formed in Chongqing City. One of them is so sponges that you can not see the bottom.

In August, two dips suddenly formed on the sidewalk in front of the People's Hospital of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan center. After that part of the building collapsed hospital.

Recently, there were many gaps in the different regions of China, which has already caused social unrest.

Experts attribute this to the over-exploitation of groundwater.

According to one of the Chinese officials, in half the provinces there is sagging of the soil, and in more than 50 cities this situation causes great concern.?

The Epoch Times

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