Inquest announced for tragic tunnel couple

Dorset Echo: Emergency services at Beaminster Tunnel on July 17 Emergency services at Beaminster Tunnel on July 17

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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