7 believed dead in Paris train crash

July 12, 2013 5:27 PM

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7 believed dead in Paris train crash

PARIS (AP) —A packed passenger train skidded off its rails after leaving Paris on Friday, leaving seven people believed dead and dozens injured as train cars slammed into each other and overturned, authorities said.

Investigators were seeking to determine the reason for the accident. The head of the SNCF rail authority called it a "catastrophe."

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