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Japan orders tunnel inspections after Sasago collapse

The Japanese government has ordered emergency inspections of road tunnels across the country following a deadly roof collapse west of Tokyo.

Nine people were confirmed dead after concrete panels collapsed and started a fire in the Sasago tunnel, 80km (50 miles) from the capital on Sunday.

An inquiry into the Sasago collapse has also been launched.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 03 Dec 2012
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