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Japan Tunnel Collapses

A major road tunnel has collapsed in Japan, trapping a number of vehicles and leaving seven people missing, local media reports say.

Survivors described how large sections of concrete fell on top of cars in the Sasago tunnel.

Rescuers managed to reach the scene, but were unsure how many cars were buried there.

The incident happened at about 08:00 local time 23:00 GMT Saturday, about 80km 50 miles west of Tokyo.The tunnel – one of Japans longest – links the capital to the city of Nagoya.

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