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Friday, March 26, 1999 Published at 18:19 GMT

World: Europe

Picture gallery: Tunnel inferno

The fire in the Mont Blanc tunnel in the Alps turned the crossing into an inferno, melting the asphalt and causing part of the concrete casing to collapse.

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The fire raged for three days before it was brought under control.

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Around 40 vehicles were involved in tackling the blaze.

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Firefighters from France, Switzerland and Italy worked together to lower temperatures, recover bodies and tame the last pockets of flames.

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Exhausted firefighters faced battled searing heat and poisonous smoke.

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