Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Channel tunnel train fire - possible fatalities

A channel tunnel goods train has caught fire in a tunnel between Kent and Essex, east of London. The fire is being attended by Kent and Essex fire services as well as police and ambulance services. Two people have been rescued from the tunnel and sent to hospitals in Kent. There are unconfirmed reports of at least one fatality. Fire crews, using infra-red imaging equipment, are searching the tunnel which runs under the River Thames between Swanscombe in Kent and West Thurrock, Essex. It is unknown at this point how the fire started or how many persons are missing.
[20:41 GMT 16/08/2005]

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