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The bodies of four workers missing since Thursday following an explosion at a tunnel under construction in Minamiuonuma, Niigata Prefecture, were recovered Sunday morning, local firefighters said.

The explosion, which occurred at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday around 1.2 km from the entrance of the 2.8-km tunnel, also injured three other workers, who were taken to a local hospital, police said.

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