Japanese Tunnel Collapse Traps Cars

Cars are trapped and at least seven people are unaccounted for after a tunnel collapse in Japan, according to media reports. Police reported seeing charred bodies in the Sasago tunnel, one of the country’s longest, after a fire broke out. Thick smoke and the fear of a second collapse delayed rescue efforts for several hours after the initial collapse late Saturday night. The number of people dead, after what CCTV showed to be a 328-foot section of concrete caved in, was not yet known Sunday morning, a Yamanashi police spokesman told Agence France-Presse.