Nine Dead As Tunnel Collapses On Busy Highway

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Fire workers prepare for their rescue operation outside the exit of... Photo d'actualitéAccident de la route,Catastrophe et désastre,Catastrophe naturelle,Feu,Japon,Métier,Partir,Pompier,Préfecture de Tokyo,Préfecture de Yamanashi,Préparation,Route,Ruiné,Sauvetage,Secouriste,Tunnel,Vertical,VillePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPFire workers prepare for their rescue operation outside the exit of the collapsed Sasago tunnel on the Chuo expressway in Otsuki 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 / YOMIURI SHIMBUN (Photo credit should read YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)