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The temperature in the burning tunnel under the English Channel has exceeded 1000 degrees

September 12 2008
09:01

Throughout last night, firefighters in England and France continued to extinguish the fire which broke out in a railway tunnel under the English Channel. Causes of the incident are known.

Rescuers said the fire occurred on passing through the tunnel freight trains. Now covered all branches of the railway and highway. Specialists inspected the scene and continue the operation to extinguish the flames. The temperature in the burning tunnel, has already surpassed the mark of 1000 degrees Celsius. As a result of the tragedy of 14 people were wounded.

When will the movement - is still unknown, say the company Eurotunnel, which serves an underground corridor between continental Europe and Britain, according to NTV.

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