French High-Speed Train Derails Close To German Border
A French TGV train has derailed and some of its cars have landed in a canal during a test run close to the German border, according to multiple French media reports. There's no sign that the incident might be related to the Paris attacks that struck Friday.
News is still coming in from the scene; we'll update this post as details emerge.
The derailment injured train company agents, according to local news site Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace, which reports that part of the train caught fire after it crashed at a bridge near Strasbourg. The city's mayor, Alain Fontanel, says via Twitter that there were "very numerous injuries and possible deaths."
News outlet Le Parisien says that France's rail authority has confirmed the accident but isn't offering more details.
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