EYEAFRICA TV: Jincheng City, Shanxi Province, North China: Six people have been confirmed dead as of Tuesday afternoon after a tunnel under construction collapsed in north China’s Shanxi Province, local authorities said Tuesday.
The accident occurred at around 16:00 Monday at a tunnel on a highway in the city of Jincheng, trapping six people who were working on the site, according to the local authorities.
One of them was pulled out and sent to a nearby hospital but died later Monday, while rescuers recovered the bodies of another five victims from the collapsed tunnel as of Tuesday afternoon.
An estimated 200 cubic meters of debris was blocking the tunnel. Further investigation is underway.