Gigantic sinkhole appears on N3

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Traffic police stand near a two-metre deep sinkhole on the N3 highway in Pietermaritzburg. (Jonathan Burton, The Witness)
Traffic police stand near a two-metre deep sinkhole on the N3 highway in Pietermaritzburg. (Jonathan Burton, The Witness)

Chelsea Pieterse, The Witness

Pietermaritzburg - A massive sinkhole over two metres deep and three metres wide appeared on the N3 highway in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday, leading to the closure of one of the busy freeway's lanes.

The Durban-bound portion of the road near the Peter Brown offramp has been repaired numerous times, but it collapsed when a bus travelling over the sunken area collided with a truck in the early hours of Thursday.

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