Rescuers have discovered the our bodies of 10 extra employees who have been trapped in a flooded freeway tunnel within the southern Chinese metropolis of Zhuhai final week, bringing the demise toll to 13, state media reported late on Wednesday.
Rescuers have been unable to ascertain contact with one remaining employee trapped within the tunnel, China Central Television reported. Rescue work is constant.
On July 15, water all of the sudden leaked into the Shijingshan tunnel, which is being constructed beneath a reservoir, trapping 14 employees greater than a kilometer from the doorway.
The accident was the second within the tunnel since March, when a collapsed wall killed two employees.
The tunnel is a part of a significant expressway in Zhuhai in Guangdong province, linking the coastal metropolis to a bridge to neighboring Macau and Hong Kong.
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