Norway tunnel fire - 55 hospitalised

2013-08-05 17:25

Oslo - Police say 55 people have been taken to hospitals following a truck fire in Norway's second-longest tunnel.

Police spokespeson Jorn Lasse Refnes says the truck caught fire 3.5km into the tunnel, Gudvangatunnelen, in a district east of Bergen.

He said it is unclear how seriously injured the people taken for medical care were, and that many had suffered due to smoke inhalation.

Gudvangatunnelen is 11.4km long and is in the western part of the country.