Inquest announced for tragic tunnel couple

Emergency services at Beaminster Tunnel on July 17

Emergency services at Beaminster Tunnel on July 17

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AN INQUEST is to be held next month into the deaths of two people who died in a landslide at a tunnel.

Rosemary Snell, 62, from Misterton, and Michael Rolfe, 72, from Fivehead, died when the car they were travelling in was engulfed by a mudslide in Beaminster Tunnel on July 7 2012.

The West Dorset community was left shell-shocked after their bodies were found 10 days later in a car crushed under hundreds of tonnes of mud, brick and debris.

The couple's inquest is at County Hall, Dorchester, on February 25 and 26, starting at 10am.

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10:19pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Zummerzet Lad says...

Has any thought been given to a memorial plaque at the tunnel or as close as possible? (Providing families agree of course)
Has any thought been given to a memorial plaque at the tunnel or as close as possible? (Providing families agree of course) Zummerzet Lad
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