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The former president of an expressway operator was referred to prosecutors Thursday, together with other executives, over a 2012 tunnel collapse that killed nine people, police said.

Takekazu Kaneko, 74, the former chief of Nagoya-based Central Nippon Expressway Co., and Hisashi Iwata, the former head of its Tokyo-based road maintenance subsidiary, are among the eight people referred to prosecutors on suspicion of negligence resulting in deaths and injuries, investigators said.

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