Lorry sinks into tarmac
A lorry driver got that sinking feeling in China when his truck sunk up to its axles in melting tarmac during a 40 degree heatwave.
Driver Fen Lu told police in Wuhan, Hubei province: "I had stopped for a few minutes and I noticed the truck seemed to be getting lower. Then the road disappeared beneath me."
Local highways officials say the road has recently been repaired and blamed contractors cutting corners.
"It's quite clear from examining the hole that the tarmac, which is cheap, is too deep while the foundations and underpinning, which are expensive, are too shallow," said a spokesman.
what do you think?
Underpinning - rocks and mud. Plenty of that in China.
Like some of their throw away items they sell here.After it's bought you get that sinking feeling ha,ha.
Oddly enough, the Chinese-made stuff in the US seems to be better made than the stuff that arrived in Britain when I lived there 7 years ago. When I lived in Britain I reckoned the Chinese dust carts used to deliver to places like Hypervalue.