16 Missing in Deadly China Subway Collapse

Five bodies pulled from construction cave-in
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 17, 2008 3:10 AM CST
Cars are trapped at the site of a flooded subway tunnel after it collapsed in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. At least five people were killed and rescuers are seeking 16 others.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Rescuers continue today to search for 16 workers missing at the site of a collapsed subway tunnel in eastern China, reports the Xinhua news agency. At least five people were killed when the construction site caved in Saturday on a Hangzhou roadway, swallowing a bus and 11 other vehicles. "There's slim chance for the trapped workers to survive, because of heavy flooding," said an official. Close to 50 people were rescued shortly after the collapse.