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Second Body Recovered from Car Crushed in Beaminster Tunnel Landslide

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8:47am 18th July 2012
(Updated 2:13pm 18th July 2012)

Police can confirm that the bodies of a man and a woman have been recovered from the vehicle that had been buried in the Beaminster Tunnel landslide.

Tributes have been paid to the woman who Rosemary Snell - who was in her 60's - and the man who remains unnamed after they were undiscovered for ten days.

Dorset Police say they had no reason to search the mudslide following the mudslide and only revisited the scene after Avon and Somerset Police asked for help with a missing person’s enquiry.

Ms Snell was an active member of the local Women’s Institute near Crewkerne where she lived.

Speaking at the entrance to the tunnel yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 17th July 2012) Assistant Chief Constable James Vaughan from Dorset Police, explained why it took authorities so long to discover the vehicle, click the player below to hear from the Assistant Chief.


People living in the local community say they're shocked by what's happened, click below for their reactions.

You can listen to Assistant Chief Constable James Vaughan's statement in full by clicking the player below.


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