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Tunnel collapsed in Japan

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A tunnel in central Japan collapsed earlier today, killing at least three people and starting a major blaze.  Rescue crews had to postpone rescue efforts in fear that another collapse may occur.

Seven people were unaccounted for in the tunnel but only 3 bodies have yet to be found.

One witness described the scene as filled with dense smoke coming out as if it covers the entire mountain.

“When I was driving in the tunnel, concrete pieces fell down suddenly from the ceiling,” a man in his 30s told public broadcaster NHK.  “I saw a crushed car catching fire.  I was frightened, left my car and walked for about an hour to get out of the tunnel.” (Hideyuki Sano)

Recovery efforts are still being put into place.


Written by jsnow29

December 3, 2012 at 1:37 am

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