Nine Dead As Tunnel Collapses On Busy Highway

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Smoke billows from the entrance of the collapsed Sasago tunnel as... Nieuwsfoto'sBeroep,Brandweerman,Geruïneerd,Ingang,Japan,Natuurramp,Noodgevallen en rampen,Politiedienst,Redden,Reddingswerker,Rook,Stad,Tokio,Tunnel,Verkeersongeluk,Verticaal,Voorbereiding,Vuur,Weg,YamanashiPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPSmoke billows from the entrance of the collapsed Sasago tunnel as police and fire workers (bottom) gather in preparation for their rescue operation on the Chuo expressway in Koshu city, Yamanashi prefecture, some 80-kilometre west of Tokyo on December 2, 2012. At least seven people are missing after concrete ceiling panels along a section of highway tunnel collapsed in Japan. The accident occurred on Tokyo-bound lanes inside the Sasago tunnel on the Chuo Expressway, some 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of the capital, at around 8:00 am on December 2, an official at the expressway traffic police said. ==JAPAN OUT== AFP PHOTO / Motoki Nakashima / YOMIURI SHIMBUN (Photo credit should read Motoki Nakashima/AFP/Getty Images)