National Geographic Channel Seconds From Disaster

Season 1 Episode 2

Tunnel Inferno

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jul 13, 2004 on National Geographic
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Tunnel Inferno
The Mont Blanc highway tunnel that links Italy with France is one of the longest vehicle tunnels in the world. On March 24, 1999, a 40 ton truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in the middle of the tunnel, and turned the tunnel into an inferno. The aftermath left at least 38 motorists dead. Motorists speak of what they witness that day. And firefighters provide insights of their fire fighting efforts. Using data from investigators, the cause and events of the disaster are piece together. The results are then presented to viewers with the help of advanced computer graphics.moreless

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