CCTV footage of emergency crews inside the tunnel
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Emergency crews recover bodies after Japan tunnel collapse

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

Survivors described how large sections of concrete fell on top of cars in the Sasago tunnel. A fire broke out and rescuers have found a number of charred bodies.

The tunnel is one of the longest in Japan.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tokyo.

  • 03 Dec 2012