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Seven injured as Paris train derails following embankment collapse

Three carriages on an RER train in Paris are reported to have derailed this morning after passing over a collapsed section of embankment.

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Source: @laurentgallois

Twitter @laurentgallois posted images showing the embankment collapse

Seven people have been reported to have been injured – though none are thought to be severely injured – following the incident between St-Remy-les-Chevreuse and Orsay.

“There has been… a landslip on the RER B” between the southwestern suburbs of St-Remy-les-Chevreuse and Orsay, France’s transport minister Elisabeth Borne told Franceinfo radio. It caused “three carriages to overturn. Fortunately, there are only seven slightly injured, who are being treated”.

According to a spokesperson for Paris transport operator RATP, the train was derailed following intense rainfall that weakened the embankment just before 5am.

 

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