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Lorry bursts into flames in tunnel
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Lorry bursts into flames in tunnel

02.05.2013 From our online archive
A Luxembourg motorway tunnel had to be closed when a lorry caught fire in the early hours of Thursday.

A Luxembourg motorway tunnel had to be closed when a lorry caught fire in the early hours of Thursday.

The dramatic blaze occurred at around 1.30am in the Markusberg tunnel on the A13, towards Luxembourg.

A lorry carrying wood ignited sending plumes of dense smoke into the tunnel. The driver pulled over in time to escape injury. The lorry, however, was seriously damaged in the blaze.

The motorway was closed for several hours in both directions and reopened towards Germany at about 4.30am. On Thursday a diversion was in place via Schengen for traffic travelling towards Luxembourg.