Train Derails in France, Many Casualties (Update)

FlickrMasterFrance Class 4400 SNCF POS TGV 4409 Paris Est 20 Oct 2012
A passenger train from Paris derailed on its way to Limoges, trapping several people inside. Local officials report “many casualties.” The train was south of Paris at Bretigny-sur-Orge when it crashed into the station platform at 16:00 GMT. Emergency crews are on the scene.

Update: The train was carrying 385 passengers. So far, seven are confirmed dead. The time of the crash was 5:15 p.m. (1515 GMT). The accident happened 12 miles (20 kilometers) outside of Paris.

Cynthia Collins, Guardian Correspondent

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