Collapsed tunnel leaves 4 dead in China

Collapsed tunnel leaves 4 dead in China

Agency News

Taiyuan, Dec 31: Four people were confirmed dead and two others still trapped after an under construction tunnel collapsed in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said on Tuesday.

The accident occurred at around 4pm on Monday at a tunnel on a highway in the city of Jincheng, trapping six people who were working on the site, according to the city's publicity authorities, Xinhua reported.

One of them was rescued and sent to a nearby hospital but died later on Monday, while rescuers retrieved the bodies of another three victims from the collapsed tunnel as of 7.50am on Tuesday.

An estimated 200 cubic meters of debris was blocking the tunnel. The search and rescue efforts were under way. (UNI)