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Tour bus catches fire in Norwegian tunnel

Over 30 foreign tourists from Asia were rescued by emergency services on Tuesday afternoon after their coach caught fire in the 11km-long Gudvanga tunnel near Bergen, Norway.

Bergen, Norway.
Bergen, Norway. Image by Andrés Nieto Porras / CC BY-SA 2.0

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire on the Swedish-contracted coach, but several other vehicles were also damaged in the blaze. There were no reports of serious injuries and the tunnel was subsequently closed from both sides, pending an investigation. Read more: thelocal.se