Train derails in France: Five dead, seven injured

A train has derailed near the French city of Strasbourg, killing five and injuring seven, the Daily Mail repots.

Photographs of the wreckage show its carriages half submerged in the water outside Eckwersheim, Strasbourg.

Rescue workers were seen approaching the mangled train on rubber dinghies and tending to the wounded by the side of the canal.

It is not known what caused the test TGV to come off the tracks or whether the death toll is expected to rise.

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