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Two dead in Gotthard Tunnel crash

National News // Dec. 14, 2017

Two people were killed and four more seriously injured in a horrific crash in the Gotthard Tunnel yesterday morning.

Grzegorz Święch Two dead in Gotthard Tunnel crash

The tunnel remained closed for several hours, causing severe tailbacks. Drivers were diverted to the San Bernadino tunnel.

Uri cantonal police say the accident happened about 5km in from the northern entrance. A German registered Mitsubishi collided head on with a Swiss registered truck heading in the other direction.

 The two drivers were killed – and the injured were passengers in the Mitsubishi. They were helicoptered to hospital.

Police say they’re investigating the cause of the accident, but point out the truck was in the correct lane.

 

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