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Photos of the Day: Deadly Tunnel Collapse in Japan

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 8:59am
Associated Press

In this image made off video footage taped Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2012 by Yamanashi Prefectural Police and distributed Monday by Kyodo News, concrete ceiling panels collapse inside the Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo Expressway in Koshu, Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan. The structure fell onto moving vehicles deep inside the tunnel Sunday morning, and authorities confirmed nine deaths before suspending rescue work Monday while the roof was being reinforced to prevent more collapses. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

The burnt wreckage of a minivan, which was crushed and caught fire in Sunday's accident, is moved on a transporter out of the Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo Expressway in Koshu, Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, early Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

A tow truck hauls the wreckage of a truck, which was crushed in Sunday's accident, out of the Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo Expressway in Koshu, Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, early Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

A worker of Central Nippon Expressway Co. speaks to the reporters near the Sasago Tunnel where a collapse took place in Koshu, Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. At least seven people were feared missing Sunday after about 150 concrete panels fell from the roof of the tunnel on the main highway linking Tokyo with central Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

This image taken from the monitoring camera of Central Nippon Expressway's Hachioji branch, Tokyo, shows the rescuers looking for the injured among fallen roof panels in the Sasago Tunnel, Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. At least seven people were feared missing after parts of the tunnel collapsed Sunday on the highway west of Tokyo, trapping vehicles as smoke from a fire inside initially prevented rescuers from approaching. The words at bottom read: Sasago Tunnel (To Tokyo). (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Read: Japan Inspecting Tunnels after Deadly Collapse

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