Fire-fighting and rescue rehearsal held at Ca Pass tunnel
Updated : Tuesday, February 06, 2018 3:08 PM (GMT+0700)

TheDeo Ca (Ca Pass) management and operation company under the Deo Ca InvestmentJSC organised a fire rehearsal on February 5 in Ca Pass tunnel linking thecentral coastal provinces of Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa.

The rehearsal in Ca Pass tunnel - Photo: VNA

The drill was carried outbased on a simulated situation that a truck caught fire due to an electricalshort circuit while carrying rubber tyres inside the tunnel in the directionfrom Phu Yen to Khanh Hoa. 

The burnt truck blocked allthe traffic in the west side of the tunnel, and the fire also injured thetruck’s driver and assistant.

Upon detecting the fire, thetunnel’s Monitoring Centre decided to close both gates, preventing other meansof transport entering the tunnel. Firemen and rescue force were sent to thesite to put the fire under control and rescue the victims.

The fire was extinguishedand the tunnel was re-opened after 20 minutes.

The fire drill is part ofthe plan to ensure safety for Ca Pass, particularly when the Lunar New Year(Tet) holiday nears.

The Ca Pass tunnel stretchesover 13 kilometres, including two bi-tube tunnels- Ca Pass tunnel (4.1kilometres in length) and Co Ma tunnel (500 metre). Each tunnel has two sides,each of which has two lanes for vehicles travelling in the same direction atthe speed of 80 kilometres per hour.

The tunnel helps solvetraffic congestion, enhance traffic safety through Ca Pass and connect the twoprovinces to boost socio-economic development.


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