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French high-speed train derails, five dead

 A test TGV train travelling to Strasbourg caught fire after derailing, causing at least five deaths, French TV TF1 reported Saturday evening.



Paris: A test TGV train travelling to Strasbourg caught fire after derailing, causing at least five deaths, French TV TF1 reported Saturday evening.

According to the reports, a non commercial TGV that was conducting tests on the new high speed line north of Strasbourg derailed on Saturday in Eckwersheim (Bas-Rhin), causing "at least five deaths," Xinhua reported.

The test train which, according to the authorities, was travelling with technicians aboard, could have "derailed due to excessive speed", said TF1.

From Zee News

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