Deadly Japan tunnel collapse

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Police officers and firefighters gather at the exit of the Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo Expressway in Otsuki, Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, Sunday morning, Dec. 2, 2012. Police said that parts of the tunnel collapsed Sunday morning, trapping an unknown number of vehicles as smoke from a fire inside prevented rescuers from approaching. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA

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Japanese officials ordered the immediate inspection of tunnels across the country on Dec. 3 after nine people were killed when concrete ceiling slabs fell from the roof of a highway tunnel onto moving vehicles below.

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