Emergency in Mt Blanc Tunnel because of smoke

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Some 67 people were evacuated from a coach in the Mt Blanc tunnel after it came to a halt because of a technical fault and started giving out smoke on Wednesday.

The incident happened when the coach was heading to Italy, about 6.5 km from the French entry point.

No injuries were reported and the coach then had to be towed out.

As a consequence of this incident, he tunnel was temporarily closed.



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