Lorry fire halts traffic in Channel Tunnel

January 17, 2015 3:12 PM

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LILLE, France: Traffic was suspended in both directions in the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France on Saturday (Jan 17) after a lorry fire, authorities said. "Due to an incident in the tunnel, all departures are currently suspended in both directions," Eurotunnel said.

The Eurostar passenger train service said on its website that all services had been cancelled for the day. "We are sorry but we are unable to run any further trains today because Eurotunnel has been closed due to smoke detected in the north tunnel," the firm said on its website.

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