Four killed in rail tunnel cave-in

8 July 2014

Four people were killed and another four badly injured when a high-speed railway tunnel, being constructed in southwest China's Guizhou Province, collapsed on 1 July, Xinhua News Agency reported, quoting sources in Guiyang.

Rescue efforts ended on 2 July for the workers trapped by the Dadu Mountain tunnel cave-in, which occurred at 11 a.m. on 1 July, said the Guizhou Provincial Work Safety Administration.

Rescuers pulled out the bodies of four workers and brought four injured persons to the local hospital. The injured workers' lives are not in danger.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

The tunnel belongs to the high-speed railway line linking east China's business hub of Shanghai and Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province--a major component of the Chinese government's efforts to construct more high-speed railway lines to speed up the flow of goods within the country.