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Johannasburg Sinkhole Opens after Tunnel Collapse PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 10 July 2008 08:21

A 12m long sinkhole opened up on Oxford Road in northern Johannesburg South Africa after a partial tunnel collapse in the Gautrain rail tunnel being constructed underneath the road. Eyewitness accounts say there was a broken water pipe flooding the sinkhole, but no word on which occurred first. The road is expected to be closed for 2 weeks. Gautrain representatives said the tunneling would resume after geotechnical/geological investigations into the collapse are completed, which could take "several weeks". (Photo credit: Werner Beukes, Sapa via News24.com)

Via The Star (Zambia) and News24.com (Johannesburg?)

 

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