Agence France-PresseMarch 27, 2014 20:35
Eurostar train services suffered severe delays on Thursday after a lightning strike sparked a fire on the English side of the Channel Tunnel.
According to Eurostar's official Twitter page, the line lost overhead electrical power near Ashford, south east England, after lightning struck a transformer.
It initially said that four trains -- two from Paris, one from London, and another from Brussels -- were heading back to their points of departure.
But in a later update, the service said London-bound trains would continue to their destination.