For a still unknown reason, the vehicle hit the concrete wall located on the edge of the tunnel and then burst into flames.
Three people died on Saturday at dawn in a road accident in the Louis-II tunnel in Monaco, used by Formula 1 cars during the Grand Prix, the Principality announced.
For a still unknown reason, the vehicle hit the concrete wall located on the edge of the tunnel and then burst into flames. “The impact caused the vehicle to burst into flames, releasing heavy smoke that spread through adjacent buildings.“, explained the government of Monaco in a press release.
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About ten occupants of a neighboring building were inconvenienced by these releases of smoke and were taken care of by the emergency services. According to information from Nice morning the technical and scientific police of the judicial police division of public safety made the first findings and a representative of the Monaco public prosecutor’s office went to the site.
The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, whose 3.3 kilometer circuit runs through the heart of the city and therefore passes through this tunnel, is scheduled for May 28.