Tunnel collapses on busy highway in Japan

Tunnel collapses on busy highway in Japan

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This screen grab taken from video from highway operator Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited and received via Jiji Press on December 2, 2012 shows a passenger vehicle (L) stopping in front of the collapsed roof inside the highway tunnel on December 2 in Koshu, Yamanashi prefecture, some 80 kms (50 miles) west of Tokyo. At least seven people were trapped inside a highway tunnel in Japan after it collapsed, setting a car ablaze and raising fears of another cave-in that forced a halt to rescue efforts. Two vehicles were crushed in the original collapse and one other was set ablaze when large concrete ceiling panels fell in inside one of Japan's longest motorway tunnels at nearly five kilometres long. JAPAN OUT AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited -----EDITORS NOTE---- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on December 2, 2012 at 6:26 AM

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