Tunnel Fire Halts English Channel Trains

More than 30 passengers evacuated after blaze starts on truck; injuries are minor
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2008 12:19 PM CDT
The last train leaves Waterloo station in this Nov. 13, 2007 file photo.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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(Newser) – More than 30 people were evacuated today when a fire broke out in a truck being transported by train in the tunnel beneath the English Channel, the Times of London reports. Injuries were minor—“smoke inhalation and minor cuts and bruises,” one official said, but all trains have been halted for the day, leaving many stranded on either side of the Channel.