Sunday, December 2, 2012

Japan Sasago tunnel collapse - many cars trapped inside

Sasago, one of the longest road tunnel has collapsed in Japan, trapping a number of vehicles and leaving at least seven people missing, media reports say.

Entrance to the collapsed Sasago Tunnel, Japan

The incident started at 08:00 local time (23:00 GMT Saturday), about 80km (50 miles) west of Tokyo on a road that links it to the city of Nagoya.

Survivors described how large sections of concrete fell on top of cars in the Sasago tunnel.


Pictures from closed circuit TV cameras inside the tunnel showed a section of up to 100m (328ft) that had caved in on the Tokyo-bound lanes on the Chuo Expressway in Yamanashi prefecture.

A fire broke out and rescuers said a number of charred bodies had been seen.

Read more about it at: BBC News
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Japan Sasago tunnel collapse 'traps cars'

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