Channel Tunnel traffic halted after smoke detected

January 17, 2015 1:28 PM

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PARIS (Reuters) - Traffic through the Channel Tunnel was halted on Saturday after smoke was detected from an unknown source, said Eurotunnel (GETP.PA), the operator of the crossing between Britain and France.

A Eurotunnel spokeswoman told Reuters that passengers had been evacuated from a Calais-Dover shuttle train without incident due to the smoke. The company said on its website that it was investigating.

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