Two killed in tunnel fire.(Incident Reports)

Two people have died in a fire that broke out in a road tunnel between Italy and France.

Several vehicles were burnt in the Frejus Tunnel fire believed to have started in a lorry carrying tyres.

At least 17 people were treated for smoke inhalation, including six firefighters.

The 13km (eight-mile) tunnel, which carried two million vehicles every year, has now been closed indefinitely, amid fears that some sections could collapse.

Both the dead were lorry drivers from Slovakia.

On going to press, rescue workers continue to search the tunnel, there are fears that more bodies could be found.

Fire from tyres

The Frejus tunnel--one of the main transport arteries across the Alps, linking Lyon and Turin--was closed at 1845 (1645 GMT), French police said. …

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