At Least Three Dead After Japan’s Sasago Tunnel Collapse
At least 3 people were killed when part of the Sasago Tunnel in Japan collapse on Sunday morning.
There was fire in the tunnel.
Rescue operations have been interrupted for fear they might trigger another collapse.
The fire service said the blaze was extinguished about 11 a.m. , 3 hours after the accident.
The fire service earlier said at least seven people were missing in the 4.7 km (2.8-mile) tunnel in Yamanashi prefecture, about 80 km (50 miles) west of Tokyo on the Chou Expressway, a main road connecting the capital to western Japan.
It was also reported that a 50-60 meters (165 feet) long section of ceiling panels fell to the road.
They are still looking into the cause of the accident.