Fire in the Eurotunnel shuts down all services

September 11th, 2008 - 10:52 pm ICT by David M N James  

Fire at EurotunnelA huge fire has gutted down some key areas of the Eurotunnel.

Train traffic through the Channel Tunnel, which links England and France, has been suspended following a fire, officials said. The fire has caught the officials at the tunnel services unawares and it’s being investigated rapidly. Latest reports show that there are no causalities. The officials state that “No-one was injured in the blaze that began at 1300 GMT in a freight train about seven miles from the French coast”

The train that caused the fire had about 30 people on board. These passengers on the train were mostly lorry drivers. The rescue mission saw them safely evacuated from the blazing tunnel. Latest reports indicate that a team of highly experienced French firefighters have brought the blaze under control. There is no official confirmation on when the tunnel will resume operations after the closure of the tunnel.

However, officials say that they will give an official statement shortly after a report is filed and the situation assessed.

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