Nine trapped in collapsed tunnel in SW China

2017-09-14 06:35:53 GMT2017-09-14 14:35:53(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

KUNMING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Nine workers were trapped when arailway tunnel under construction collapsed on Thursday morning,local authorities said.

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

A rescue operation is under way.

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