Broken bus blocks the Mont-Blanc tunnel

 

On Wednesday, the 17th of July 2019, the firefighters intervened in the Mont-Blanc tunnel.

67 people were evacuated from a double-decker bus.

During the evacuation, a girl was wounded.

image: 
Mont Blanc Tunnel French side, by Kristoferb, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, found on https://commons.wikimedia.org
Mont Blanc tunnel Italian side, by François Trazzi, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, found on https://commons.wikimedia.org
Italian toll Plaza for Mont Blanc Tunnel, by Lynn Rainard, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0, found on https://www.flickr.com

Yesterday, in the early afternoon, a double-decker bus, which was travelling in the Italy-France direction, was stopped at the garage no. 18 because of a smoke release.

Consequently, the firefighters intervened in the Mont-Blanc tunnel to evacuate the 67 passengers of the stopped bus.

 During the evacuation, a girl was wounded on the finger. She was then transported to the Chamonix hospital.

This incident caused the closure of the Mont-Blanc tunnel for an hour, causing an important stop on the national road 205.

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