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Daemon
Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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The Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire (1999)

The Mont Blanc Tunnel was completed in 1965 and became a major trans-Alpine transport route linking France and Italy. On March 24, 1999, passing motorists alerted a driver that his truck was smoking. His cargo of flour and margarine had caught fire in the tunnel. The fire burned for 53 hours and reached temperatures over 1,832°F (1,000°C), trapping drivers and thwarting rescue efforts. The blaze claimed 39 lives. How many people were saved by a man on a motorcycle before he died in the inferno? More...
curmudgeonine
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the motorcyclist was able to save 10 people
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Interesting and tragic.
Marguerite
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Modern day hero on a motorcycle: Pierlucio Tinazzi. Swiss authorities should erect a statue to him.
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He saved 10 of 12 survivors.
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