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Deadly French Train Crash 1600 gmt At Bretigny-sur-Orge (Limoges) Paris France 7 dead so far 12 July 2013

July 12, 2013

Deadly French Train Crash At Bretigny-sur-Orge Paris France 7 dead so far 12 July 2013

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Jul 12, 2013

The intercity train had just left Paris and was heading towards Limoges when it derailed, crashing into a station platform at about17:00 (16:00 GMT).

Passengers were said to be trapped inside the train and a local official said there were “many casualties”.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls said seven people died and dozens were hurt.

Bretigny mayor and local MP Michel Pouzol said four of the carriages were lying wrecked on the station platform.

He said the emergency services were responding to a “red alert”, put into action when many casualties are expected.

A police source told the AFP news agency the train had crashed at high speed and split in two – part of it continued along the track while the other section rolled onto its side.

The cause of the crash is as yet unclear.

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