Tunnel Inferno Raises Questions on Rocky Infrastructure

IN MY VIEW  by MARK VIALES

Gibraltar’s water supply was crippled last month after a raging fire caused part of a Second World War tunnel to collapse onto a crucial connecting pipeline.

Emergency services scrambled to contain the inferno continuously fed by highly-flammable and toxic material piled within storage units located inside the tunnel above Little Bay. Llanitos were left without water for several weeks as improvised contingency plans were enacted and a supply from Spain was secured to refill depleted stocks. Needless to say, the catastrophe exposed a glaring weak spot in Gibraltar’s crumbling antiquated WWII tunnel infrastructure that has been wholeheartedly ignored by successive administrations.
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