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6 detained over fatal tunnel flooding in south China

The construction site of the Shijingshan tunnel, part of Zhuhai's Xingye expressway, flooded on July 15, trapping 14 workers.

Published: 25th July 2021 01:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2021 01:25 PM   |  A+A-

Rescuers work to build an embankment at the site of a flooded tunnel in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong Province, Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Rescuers work to build an embankment at the site of a flooded tunnel in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong Province, Thursday, July 15, 2021. (File photo | AP)

By ANI

GUANGZHOU: A total of six people have been detained by local police in connection with a tunnel flooding accident that killed 14 in the city of Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, the municipal government said on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

The construction site of the Shijingshan tunnel, part of Zhuhai's Xingye expressway, flooded on July 15, trapping 14 workers.

More than 2,400 rescue workers and over 200 rescue vehicles were dispatched to the scene. The narrowness of the tunnel and complicated hydrological, geological and meteorological conditions complicated rescue work, according to sources from the on-site rescue headquarters.

All those trapped were confirmed dead after a week of rescue efforts. 



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