7 missing in Japan tunnel collapse

2012-12-02 07:23

Tokyo - Seven people are missing after a section of highway tunnel collapsed in Japan, Kyodo News reported, citing the government.

A fire department official told AFP by telephone that ceiling panels along a 50-60m section of the tunnel had collapsed, with at least two vehicles crushed under the debris. At least one vehicle caught fire.

The blaze was under control as of 11:00, he said.