The latest addition to China’s “swiss cheese landscape,” this 20-square-meter sinkhole emerged directly in the construction path of Beijing’s metro line 7, shutting down traffic in the area. The Beijinger reports:
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.
Between the Jupiter-esque air quality and the fact that the earth itself seems to want to swallow Beijing back up, we can safely say it’s nice to live in Shanghai.
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