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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nine dead in Japan expressway tunnel collapse

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 08:33am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo At least nine people died after a major Japanese road tunnel collapsed at the weekend, trapping vehicles and sparking a blaze, media reports said on Monday. Police have confirmed that nine bodies were found in three vehicles inside the Sasago tunnel on the Chuo Expressway, which collapsed on Sunday morning, Jiji Press and Kyodo News said. View Larger ...

  2. News - China - SHANXI

    Shanxi government accused of covering up tunnel explosion

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 02:39pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Shanxi officials are accused of covering up a deadly tunnel explosion on Christmas Day An explosion at a railway tunnel construction site in Linfen city, Shanxi, left at least ... and that further details would be announced to the public. Excavation work was in process on the central and southern portions of the Liangshan tunnel when explosives used for demolition went ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Western Harbour Crossing tolls to go up

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Western tunnel to raise tolls by up to HK$12 The Western Harbour Crossing will increase its tolls by amounts ranging from HK$2 to HK$12 from New Year's Day. The announcement yesterday came days after the Tai Lam Tunnel's operator said its tolls would rise on the same day, and weeks after the Tate's Cairn Tunnel sought approval to raise its fees by 11 ...

  4. News - Asia

    Briefs, December 5, 2012

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... raid tunnel collapse firm's offices TOKYO- Police searched the offices of the company operating an expressway tunnel where hundreds of concrete ceiling slabs collapsed on to moving ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan collapse tunnel closed again after crash

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 06:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A five-car crash closed a highway tunnel in Japan on Sunday, just one day after it was re-opened following a ceiling cave-in which killed nine people four weeks ago, police said. One person was injured in the crash in the congested Sasago Tunnel, some 80 kilometres west of Tokyo. Nine people died on December 2 when concrete panels suspended from ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tate's Cairn Tunnel firm wanted 20pc rise in tolls

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Tate's Cairn operator initially sought to charge HK$2 to HK$6 more, official says, as revised proposal for 11pc increase is attacked in Legco Tunnel firm wanteda 20 pc rise in tolls The operator of the Tate's Cairn Tunnel initially wanted to raise its tolls by nearly 20 per cent, instead of the 11 per cent now proposed, lawmakers learned ...

  7. Two killed in chain collision in tunnel

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Two people were killed and 26 injured in a fire in Taiwan's 12.9-kilometre Hsuehshan Tunnel after a chain collision involving a truck and two buses early yesterday afternoon. Heavy smoke billowed through the tunnel's southbound tube, trapping more than 300 people, police and highway officials said. One of the world's ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Police raid Japan tunnel operator after collapse

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 11:28am by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Police were searching the offices on Tuesday of the company operating an expressway tunnel where hundreds of concrete ceiling slabs collapsed onto moving vehicles below, killing nine people. Those killed in Sunday’s accident were travelling in three vehicles in the 4.7-kilometre long Sasago Tunnel about 80 kilometres west of Tokyo. The transport ministry ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Safety probe after Japan road tunnel collapse kills 9

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 02:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan ordered inspections of ageing highway tunnels on Monday after a fiery collapse that killed nine people, as suspicion over the cause of the accident ... at the Sasago tunnel, which passes through hills near Mount Fuji, 80 kilometres west of Tokyo. Footage from inside the tunnel showed concrete panels had collapsed in a V-shape, possibly indicating some ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tate's Cairn Tunnel Company seeks 11pc toll rise

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Operator seeking 11 per cent fare increase, citing need to keep up with inflation Tolls may rise for Tate's CairnTunnel The operator of the Tate's Cairn Tunnel is seeking approval to charge HK$1 to HK$2 more in road fees from July. The Tate's Cairn Tunnel Company last raised tolls two years ago, by about 6 per cent. It posted a net ...




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