Eight reportedly killed in France train crash

At least eight people are reported dead in a train crash at Bretigny-sur-Orge, south of the French capital Paris.

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

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

A police source quoted by Le Figaro website said the train had split in two for reasons that were as yet unclear.


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