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Eurotunnel Passengers Stranded Beneath English Channel

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(CNN) -- Passengers traveling from France to England were evacuated from a Eurotunnel train underneath the English Channel on Tuesday before being left stranded for hours.“A train has broken down in the tunnel and we are in the process of transferring customers to a separate passenger shuttle via the service tunnel, to return to our Folkestone terminal,” Eurotunnel tweeted late Tuesday U.K.

time. “We apologize sincerely for this inconvenience.”Eurotunnel Le Shuttle runs trains that carry passenger and freight vehicles through a tunnel between England and France.The breakdown affected the 3.50 p.m.

local time service from Calais, France, to Folkestone, England, which was carrying hundreds of people as well as several dogs, the PA Media news agency reported.Passenger Michael Harrison told PA about the unnerving experience.“We got on the 3.50 pm crossing, approximately 10 minutes in the lights went out and the train stopped.

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