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Ten slightly injured as fire breaks out at Frankfurt airport

AFP  |  Berlin 

Ten people were slightly injured today when a fire broke out on a vehicle towing a plane at airport, the said.

The tow vehicle was steering the plane towards a departure gate to pick up passengers bound for the when it went up in flames for reasons unknown, a for the German said.

The fire spread from the truck to the plane, with photographs showing a massive column of black smoke.

The plane was empty but "ten people are being treated with respiratory irritations".

The plane was so severely damaged by the flames that it has been grounded. The incident did not disrupt traffic at airport, Germany's busiest hub.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 18:45 IST