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Death toll reaches nine in Japanese tunnel collapse

3 Dec 12 Japanese officials have said that nine people were killed in a major tunnel collapse yesterday.

Three vehicles were crushed by falling concrete panels in the Sasago tunnel. A fire also broke out in the tunnel, which is about 80km from Tokyo.

The road is operated by a private company, which is reported as saying that that the tunnel passed a major inspection just two months ago.

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