Memorial For Landslide Victim

A memorial service for the woman killed in a landslide outside the Beaminster tunnel in Dorset is being held today.

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Beaminster Tunnel: police statement

Dorset police have released a statement:

Police can confirm that the bodies of a man and a woman have been recovered from the vehicle that had been buried in the Beaminster Tunnel landslide. No further details of their identity will be released until the identification process is complete in conjunction with HM Coroner.Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the victim’s silver coloured Skoda motor car being driven on the A3066 from Beaminster village centre to Beaminster Tunnel between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on Saturday 7 July 2012. This was the recent day of very heavy rainfall throughout Dorset.

– Dorset Police

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Investigation underway after discovery of bodies

Investigations are underway into how two bodies remained undiscovered for 10 days after a landslide in Dorset.

Tonnes of mud buried a car at the entrance to the Beaminster Tunnel Credit: ITV Westcountry

Tonnes of mud buried a car at the entrance to the Beaminster Tunnel, on the A3066 between Crewkerne and Dorchester, after torrential rain. One of the victims is Rosemary Snell from Misterton near Crewkerne.

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