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21st Feb 2024

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Passengers stuck in Eurotunnel for nearly five hours

Passengers were stranded in the Eurotunnel connecting the UK to mainland Europe for nearly five hours, the Guardian reported on Wednesday. After a train broke down beneath the channel, hundreds of passengers had to be ushered into a service tunnel. The incident happened late on Tuesday, affecting the 3.50pm Eurotunnel Le Shuttle service from Calais to Folkestone.

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