Passengers evacuated from train after fire breaks out in Austrian tunnel

BERLIN, 8th June, 2023 (WAM) -- Austrian authorities evacuated hundreds of passengers from a train in a tunnel after a fire broke out Wednesday evening, and officials said around 50 people had slight injuries.

Local authorities as saying that the night train with up to 370 passengers on board was in the tunnel near Fritzens, east of Innsbruck in the Tyrol region, when the blaze started, the Austria Press Agency (APA) reported.

Police said about 50 people were slightly injured or suspected to be suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation, APA reported.