Monday, December 3, 2012

Nine burned bodies pulled from collapsed Japanese highway tunnel

Daily Mail reports that burned bodies of nine people have been pulled from the wreckage of a Japanese highway tunnel after its roof fell onto moving vehicles and sparked a fire.

Tragedy: Rescue workers have reportedly found burned bodies inside the tunnel

Authorities confirmed the deaths but said rescue work had to be suspended while the roof was being reinforced to prevent more collapses.

The concrete ceiling panels collapsed yesterday deep inside the three-mile long Sasago Tunnel, which is around 50 miles west of Tokyo.


Video footage from cameras inside the tunnel, after the fire was extinguished, showed firefighters picking their way through cement roof panels that collapsed onto vehicles.

Watch the video below to view the devastating aftermath as emergency crews take over:

Read more about it at: Daily Mail
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