Beaminster Tunnel reopens

Beaminster Tunnel in Dorset has reopened to traffic. It closed when two pensioners from Somerset were crushed and killed in their car following a landslip.

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FULL REPORT: Beaminster Tunnel re-opens

A road tunnel has finally re-opened after two people from Somerset died in a landslide at its entrance. Michael Rolfe was driving through the tunnel with his friend Rosemary Snell when their car was buried under hundreds of tonnes of mud. Their bodies were discovered a week later.

That was over a year ago, and since then, the land above the tunnel near Beaminster in Dorset has been stabilised at a cost of more than £2 million. Our Dorset correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.


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