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Investigation of fire in a heavy goods vehicle in the Oslofjord tunnel, Viken

On Monday 2 August 2021, a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) caught fire before exiting the Oslofjord tunnel in an easterly direction on the Drøbak side. No people were physically injured, but the Oslofjord tunnel was closed for 10 days as a result.

The HGV had about 9.5 tonnes of cargo, and preliminary investigations show that the tractor's intermediate axle broke, causing the tractor to lose momentum just before it stopped.

The investigation will focus on mapping the course of events and what caused the fire in the vehicle to occur and develop.


Photo: NSIA


Photo: Still photo from a video from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Latest update: 30.08.21

Facts

Location E134 Oslofjordtunnelen
Occurrence date 02.08.2021
Accident type Fire in vehicle
Road class European road
County Viken
Police Disctrict Øst
Vehicle type Truck and trailer
Type of Transportation Freight transport
Road region Viken
Accident category Ulykke i tunnel

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