Deadly Japan tunnel collapse

Associated Press
Smoke billows out of the Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo Expressway in Koshu, Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, Sunday morning, Dec. 2, 2012. A part of the tunnel collapsed Sunday morning, possibly involving several vehicles and injuring several people, local media said. (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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