A sidewalk caved in at a section of Kai Fat Path in Tuen Mun Tuesday, leaving a meter-deep hole in the ground.
However, no one was injured in the incident that took place at around 3 pm, Apple Daily reports.
After initial on-scene investigation, the police suspected that the pavement cave-in, which affected around 100 square meters, was caused by piling work at a construction site nearby.
Officers from the Buildings Department who were sent for inspection determined that the accident posed no immediate danger to the building structures in the area.
A local shop employee told Apple Daily that piling work has been going on for a few months at a construction site.
He said he noticed some cracks on the pavement recently and that rainy weather may have added to the soil problem.
In fact, workers are said to have carried out some repairs on the pavement Tuesday morning. However, it suddenly collapsed in the afternoon as piling work began on the construction site.
The police have sealed off the affected area.
The Buildings Department said it will follow up on the case with the construction site’s project contractor.
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