Rescuers seek survivors in China subway collapse

Rescuers searched for 17 workers missing after a subway tunnel they were building in eastern China caved in, killing at least three people, the state news agency said. A 250-foot (75-meter) -wide section of road over the construction site collapsed in the eastern city of Hangzhou on Saturday, trapping workers and creating a huge crater into which at least 11 vehicles plunged. Poor construction quality is a chronic problem in China, and is often blamed on bad planning, shoddy work or theft of materials. The official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday that rescuers were still pumping out water that had seeped into the tunnel from a nearby river and stood at 10 feet (three meters) deep.