Report: Multiple fatalities after train derails near Paris [photos]
Breaking: Eight feared dead and many injured following derailment of train in Paris
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 12, 2013
There are reports of at least ten fatalities and multiple injuries after a passenger train derailed south of Paris:
Terrible news coming from Paris where train crashed at high speed. Prayers for passengers pic.twitter.com/j9wRIpBjc1
— Lester Holloway (@brolezholloway) July 12, 2013
From the Daily Mail:
The high speed intercity train was travelling from the French capital to the city of Limoges when it derailed onto its side in a train station in the suburb of Bretigny-sur-Orge at about 3.15pm GMT.
The Daily Mail reports that many of those killed were crushed to death or electrocuted.
Rescue workers are still reportedly working to free passengers from the derailed train.
Here are some more tweets from the scene of the derailment:
— Kety Shapazian (@KetyBrazil) July 12, 2013
— José Ignacio Busta (@frbusta) July 12, 2013
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