Two workers at a construction site in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, were killed in a cave-in on Thursday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:40 a.m. Thursday at the site where a supermarket was being built, Sankei Shimbun reported. The cave-in was apparently triggered as workmen were digging up old water pipes.
Koji Sakoda, a 58-year-old worker who was in a 3-meter-deep hole, was hit by the soil, and a 28-year-old Filipino worker who tried to help him, was also buried.
Police said they were both dead by the time their bodies were retrieved.© Japan Today