Another Paris Accident In Strasbourg Kills 10 People

Another Paris Accident In Strasbourg Kills 10 People

Officials say at least 10 people have been killed after a high-speed TGV train derailed near the eastern French city of Strasbourg.

The crash happened during a test run in the town of Eckwersheim, on a new Paris-Strasbourg line.

The train was carrying 49 people when it derailed, caught fire, and plunged into a canal. The injured were airlifted to hospital.

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The derailment was due to "excessive speed", officials say.

Pictures showed the locomotive partly submerged. Wreckage was also scattered in a field beside the track.Reports say the Paris-Strasbourg high-speed line is scheduled to open next year.

Junior transport minister Alain Vidalies and Ecology Minister Segolene Royal will visit the scene, French media reported.

 

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