Sinkhole in Japan – level 3
Just one week ago, a giant sinkhole opened up in Japan. It devoured a five-lane intersection near the station. The city mayor apologised for the sinkhole and blamed it on a nearby construction of a subway line extension.
The sinkhole started filling up with sewage water, so officials and engineers battled against the time, and they managed to restore the traffic to the city just one week after the incident took place.
Nearly 100 local establishments reported losses of business during the operation, but the government promised to compensate them before the end of the year.
Difficult words: devour (destroy completely, eat), establishment (a business organisation).
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