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Smoke billows out of the Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo Expressway in Koshu, Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, Sunday morning, Dec. 2, 2012. A part of the tunnel collapsed Sunday morning, possibly involving several vehicles and injuring several people, local media said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA

Deadly Japan tunnel collapse

December 4, 2012

Japanese officials ordered the immediate inspection of tunnels across

the country on Dec. 3 after nine people were killed when concrete ceiling

slabs fell from the roof of a highway tunnel onto moving vehicles below.