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France: 10 dead as train derails near Strasbourg01:30

France: 10 dead as train derails near Strasbourg

France, Strasbourg
November 14, 2015 at 19:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least ten people lost their lives and dozens were injured when a TGV train was derailed as it approached Strasbourg from Paris.

The train caught fire after the derailment and crashed into a canal. Members of search and rescue teams found ten of the passengers dead and many of the other 39 injured.

One of the first witnesses of the accident described the scene: "There was big smoke and the train became one with it. I don't know how to explain … there was a fire and suddenly big smoke." She went on to explain that after an explosion the train fell into the water below.

France: 10 dead as train derails near Strasbourg01:30
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At least ten people lost their lives and dozens were injured when a TGV train was derailed as it approached Strasbourg from Paris.

The train caught fire after the derailment and crashed into a canal. Members of search and rescue teams found ten of the passengers dead and many of the other 39 injured.

One of the first witnesses of the accident described the scene: "There was big smoke and the train became one with it. I don't know how to explain … there was a fire and suddenly big smoke." She went on to explain that after an explosion the train fell into the water below.

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