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Posted: December 3, 2012 at 4:28 a.m.

Police and firefighters gather at the exit of the Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo Expressway in Otsuki, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, on Sunday morning. Parts of the tunnel collapsed early Sunday, trapping an unknown number of vehicles. At least nine people died.

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Drivers Missing, Dead in Tunnel Collapse

At least seven people were feared missing and several dead after about 150 concrete panels fell from the roof of a tunnel on the main highway linking Tokyo with central Japan. (By AP)
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