Five killed as French high-speed train derails and crashes into canal

November 15, 2015 2:37 AM

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A high-speed train undergoing a trial on a new line from Paris to Strasbourg derailed yesterday near the German border, killing five people.

Pictures from the scene showed the locomotive partly submerged in a canal alongside the tracks, with other parts lying broken and detached in a field beside the track. Medical units and police divers attended the scene.

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