Six buried in China tunnel collapse

A collapsed subway tunnel has trapped six construction workers in Beijing, China's capital.

Six buried in China tunnel collapse

A collapsed subway tunnel has trapped six constructionworkers in Beijing, China's capital.

Rescue workers were trying to reach those trapped after thetunnel collapsed on Wednesday, but the construction workers chances of survivalare slim, China'sofficial Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

 

 

The collapsed section, which was under construction for the2008 Beijing Olympics, covers an area of about 20 square metres and is about 11metres deep, according to Xinhua.

 

 

Construction work on the line has been beset by a number ofcave-ins and floods, as Chinapushes ahead with its Olympics building programme.

The collapse occurred on Wednesday morning on the Number 10line, which runs through the main Olympics compound in northwest Beijing.

China Railway 12th Bureau Group Co Ltd, the stated-ownedconstruction company overseeing the work, did not offer a comment on Wednesday.

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