Woman falls into hole at golf course, dies


Horrible news from Japan: A 38-year-old woman from Sapporo died yesterday after falling into a sink hole that suddenly opened up when she was playing golf with her husband and two children. The golf course is located in Abira, a small town in Hokkaido, Northern Japan.

According to Japanese media reports, the woman was walking down a fairway when the ground caved in at around 2.30pm local time. She plunged into a hole about 1.5 meters wide and 5 meters deep. Firefighters found her lying face down on the water-filled bottom of the hole but couldn’t help her anymore.

The golf course management claimed in a first reaction it has never experienced anything like this before. Now the Japanese police are investigating the cause of the hollow space’s appearance.

Via Sankei [JP]