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Rainier III tunnel closed tonight

Emergency services simulate an accident

Drivers are advised to avoid the Rainier III tunnel, which connects the Principality of Monaco to the Moyenne Corniche, from 8pm tonight. The tunnel will be closed while the combined competencies of French-Monegasque emergency and security services are tested in a simulated accident. The accident will involve a major car crash, with several vehicles catching fire and victims needing emergency assistance. The aim of this operation is to test the coordination between the two emergency services, the radio communications between the ground and the Alpes-Maritimes and Monaco firemen, and the communication between different command posts.