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Japan Inspecting Tunnels Across the Country

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japan has ordered emergency inspections of highway tunnels across the country after concrete slabs from the ceiling of a tunnel west of Tokyo fell onto moving vehicles Sunday, killing at least nine people. On Monday, the government ordered the immediate inspections of the 49 other highway tunnels of similar design in Japan. Safety officials are […]

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At Least 9 Dead in Japan Tunnel Collapse

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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((updates death toll in hed, lede; new info in grafs 1-2, 5) Japanese officials say at least nine people died Sunday when concrete ceiling panels fell in a highway tunnel west of Tokyo. Early Monday, rescue officials were forced to suspend their work until more supports can be added to the remaining panels. Police said […]

At Least 3 Dead in Japan Tunnel Collapse

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese officials say a highway tunnel collapsed early Sunday west of Tokyo, killing at least three people. Police had earlier said that they saw a number of charred bodies in a burned-out car. The death toll could be higher since several people are believed to be missing. Television reports showed black smoke billowing from the […]

7 Missing in Japan Tunnel Collapse

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese say at least seven people are missing after part of a highway tunnel collapsed early Sunday west of Tokyo. Television reports showed black smoke billowing from the 4.7 kilometer Sasago tunnel in Yamanashi prefecture, about 80 kilometers west of Tokyo. Firefighters put out the flames at 11 am , about three hours after the […]

Japanese Highway Tunnel Collapses

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Japanese police say a highway tunnel collapsed early Sunday west of Tokyo, trapping an undetermined number of vehicles. The incident at the Sasago tunnel occurred in the Tokyo-bound lanes of the Chuo Expressway, about 80 kilometers west of the capital. There are early reports that some vehicles are on fire, but police had no estimates […]

US Discovers Suspected Drug Smuggling Tunnel

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities say they have discovered a drug tunnel between Mexico and California, the second such tunnel found in less than two weeks. A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday the tunnel opened into a California warehouse located in the same San Diego neighborhood as the previous find. The spokeswoman did not […]

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Major Drug Tunnel Discovered Under US-Mexico Border

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have uncovered a major drug smuggling tunnel under the border with Mexico and seized 14 tons of marijuana during searches related to an investigation. Officials say the cross-border tunnel was about 400 meters long and connected warehouses in Tijuana, Mexico and in an industrial park in the San Diego, California area. The investigators […]

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Major Drug Tunnel Under US-Mexico Border Discovered

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have uncovered a major drug smuggling tunnel under the border with Mexico and seized 14 tons of marijuana in the passageway. Officials say the cross-border tunnel connected warehouses in Tijuana, Mexico and in an industrial park in the San Diego, California area. The investigators also say the tunnel, which was discovered Tuesday, contained […]

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Mexican Authorities Discover Tunnel Under Border With U.S.

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Arizona. The tunnel was dug into a storm drain that leads into the United States. Authorities believe the tunnel could have been used to smuggle drugs or people into the United States. There was no official word on whether anyone had been detained in connection with the discovery of the tunnel. The French Press Agency […]

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