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Japan tunnel collapse 'traps cars'
BBC ^ | 1 December 2012

Posted on 12/01/2012 5:22:34 PM PST by Lonely Bull

A road tunnel has collapsed in Japan, trapping a number of vehicles, Japanese media reports say.

The incident happened at about 08:00 local time (23:00 GMT Saturday) in the Sasago tunnel, about 80km (50 miles) west of the capital Tokyo.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cars; collapse; japan; sasago; sasagotunnel; traps; tunnel
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1 posted on 12/01/2012 5:22:49 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: Lonely Bull

Was it a “bump”?


2 posted on 12/01/2012 5:35:50 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Lonely Bull

Earthquake?


3 posted on 12/01/2012 5:36:08 PM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Lonely Bull

Thank goodness no humans where trapped.


5 posted on 12/01/2012 5:40:18 PM PST by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: nevergore

Japan’s highways have been constructed to be earthquake resistent (and also soundproofed in some areas). The highway system was financed with debt, and earthquake and sound proofing added greatly to the cost...


6 posted on 12/01/2012 5:43:09 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: omega4179
No humans were trapped?

The article didn't mention this (said there was lots of smoke coming from the tunnel).

7 posted on 12/01/2012 5:44:42 PM PST by jungleboy
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Nothing can be earthquake proof, just earthquake resistant. :^)


8 posted on 12/01/2012 5:47:03 PM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: jungleboy
The headline does just say cars were trapped.

Prayers up for any humans that might have been with the cars.

/johnny

9 posted on 12/01/2012 5:47:59 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jungleboy

Sounds like the collapse just got cars, but no drivers... and just got smoke, but no smokers.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 5:48:23 PM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: Lonely Bull

Prayers up.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 5:48:52 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: JRandomFreeper

Doesn’t sound like it was being used for parking, though maybe/hopefully people managed to clamber out of the wreckage/rubble.


12 posted on 12/01/2012 5:54:49 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: omega4179

Hopefully it was a bunch of evil SUVs.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 6:09:03 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

People dying is a source of humor for you?


14 posted on 12/01/2012 6:19:04 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

ping


15 posted on 12/01/2012 6:26:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: driftdiver

It appears you are one of the few who take it seriously. What the heck is wrong with people sometimes?


16 posted on 12/01/2012 6:26:13 PM PST by PghBaldy (Pete Hoekstra RE: Petraeus scandal - "There's more here than meets the eye.")
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To: nevergore

FEMA inspector told me we wouldn’t have lost any roofs from houses on the Gulf Coast during Ike if we would have had hurricane proof shingles. Turns out he was from California and he told me that all the construction in California is now hurricane and earthquake proof. Told him I didn’t realize California had hurricanes and his response, “Well, you never know”.


17 posted on 12/01/2012 6:29:27 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: PghBaldy

Did you know Pete Hoekstra was one of two congressfolk told about Israel’s fixit with Syria on 9/6/07? He says some odd things from time to time, but seems to be the most plugged in with NATSEC.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 6:35:16 PM PST by txhurl (i hate rats)
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To: driftdiver

If you can’t find things to laugh at when the world becomes increasingly grim, you’ll be a sad, sad person.


19 posted on 12/01/2012 6:37:49 PM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Crazieman

So find something humorous. I don’t find the idea of fathers, mothers, and perhaps entire families being crushed and then burned to death to be funny.

You may think it makes me a sad person. I think making fun of it is sick and degenerate.

Do you also joke about 9/11 or is it just when Japanese people die that you laugh?


20 posted on 12/01/2012 6:41:53 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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