It sounds like a nightmare: One minute you’re walking on flat ground, and the next a huge hole appears by your feet, and you nearly get sucked into it.
But this happened in real life at the Desheng Gate Avenue in Beijing.
Two large-scale land collapses occurred there early on Jan. 24, creating such a big hole that traffic had to be diverted elsewhere.
15 houses surrounding the hole were damaged in the collapse, and 27 residents were forced to leave their homes.
An investigation revealed that this collapse was not caused by a natural disaster, but rather by human error.
Ironically, at Xuzhou’s Fifth Congress in January, Li Baojun helped to put through a new proposal called: “The recognition and disposition procedure of illegal construction.”
The meeting started on Jan. 20, and ended three days later. So Li was busy constructing an illegal 3-story basement under his property in Beijing, while supposedly trying to prevent such projects from happening!