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Last Updated: Saturday, 4 June, 2005, 17:47 GMT 18:47 UK
Fire breaks out in Alpine tunnel
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A fire has broken out in a tunnel between Italy and France, after a vehicle burst into flames.

The lorry which caught fire was carrying tyres, according to an Italian news agency.

A French report said French emergency services have entered the tunnel, but that Italian services were being held back by the intense heat.

There are no reports of injuries, but some vehicles are said to be trapped inside the 13km (eight-mile) tunnel.


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