Five people were killed and one person injured when an expressway tunnel collapsed, early on Wednesday, in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

A total of seven people were working within the tunnel at the Najia Township in Debao County when a section of it collapsed.

While five people were killed and another injured, one person managed to escape, Xie Deqiang, Communist Party chief of Debao County told state-run Xinhua news agency.

The injured has been sent to a nearby hospital.

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