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High-speed train derails in France, 21 injures


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

06th Mar, 2020. 12:28 am
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high-speed train in France

A high-speed TGV train derailed between Strasbourg and Paris on Thursday.

According to the details, the train was derailed after a land slip, injuring 21 people, one of them seriously.

The local prefecture said, Police and emergency services rushed to the scene of the accident, which happened at 0745 local time near Ingenheim in the Bas-Rhin area of France.

The sources of AFP journalists at the scene said, The train was still intact but the locomotive was leaning on its side and at least two other wagons were also off the tracks.

According to the details, Regional authorities said 20 other people also suffered injuries, some of them slight. Train operator SNCF said they included the train conductor, who suffered a back injury.

The train was carrying 300 passengers and it was traveling from Colmar in eastern France to the capital and was racing along at 270 kph when it jumped the tracks.

Helicopter collision in Mali killed 13 French soldiers

Earlier in November, Two helicopters full of French troops pursuing militants in a remote region of Mali collided, killing 13 soldiers.

This was the heaviest single loss for the French military in nearly four decades, police officials said.

The accident occurred late Monday when three helicopters and a squadron of Mirage jets arrived to support ground troops pursuing extremists in the Liptako region, near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, the defence ministry said.

The accident brought to 41 the number of French troops killed in the Sahel region since Paris intervened against al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters in Mali in 2013.

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