Metrostav reports on tunnel collapse to city council, details a secret

08-07-2010

The construction company Metrostav has submitted a report on the collapse of the Blanka Tunnel to the City of Prague. However, the city says it will not release the report to the public. City hall spokesman Tomáš Wolf said the report was being prepared for Friday’s meeting of the City Council and would not be make public before then. No cause has yet been given for the partial collapse, which left one worker buried under rubble near Prague Castle and a gaping hole in the ground outside a government office. Prague mayor Pavel Bém has initiated a police investigation and the Czech Mining Office is doing likewise. The Blanka Tunnel has partially collapsed on two other occasions since it went under construction in 2007. When completed, it will be the longest municipal tunnel in Europe.