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.

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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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