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