Nine trapped in collapsed tunnel in SW China

Xinhua Published: 2017-09-14 14:22:25
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Nine workers were trapped when a railway tunnel under construction collapsed on Thursday morning, local authorities said.

A file photo of the tunnel entrance on April 13, 2017 [File photo: Xinhua]

A file photo of the tunnel entrance on April 13, 2017 [File photo: Xinhua]

The tunnel entrance in the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture collapsed at about 10:20 a.m., the information office of the prefecture government said in a statement.

A rescue operation is under way.

The tunnel is part of a railway that connects Yuxi and Mohan in Yunnan.

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