Letter: Channel travel may be a risky business

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Sir: I am glad the Channel Tunnel safety report ('Tunnel 'seven times safer than BR' ', 4 May) 'considered every conceivable risk', although I bet they didn't ask anyone with a really vivid imagination.

I also read the statistics on safety with interest. To quote your report: 'Accidents in which 70 or more deaths are likely happen no more than once in 100,000 years.' Very reassuring. Except that such an accident could equally happen next year, then not again for the 100 millennia mentioned. (Lies, damned lies and statistics.)

Yours etc,



5 May