21 injured in TGV derailment near Strasbourg

In a train accident near Strasbourg, 21 people were injured, at least one of them hard. A French TGV high-speed train with 350 passengers on Board, derailed on

21 injured in TGV derailment near Strasbourg

In a train accident near Strasbourg, 21 people were injured, at least one of them hard. A French TGV high-speed train with 350 passengers on Board, derailed on Thursday at full travel, the Prefecture said.

The railway company SNCF said the train driver had been injured, "hard", the Prefecture spoke of a life-threatening injured. As a cause for the misfortune of a slumped slope is.

More than a hundred rescue workers were deployed and picked up the passengers from the train. The driver was taken by helicopter to a hospital.

train was 270 km/h on the road

said A traveler from the victim TGV the radio station France Bleu Alsace, it had been a "very strong shaking". In cracks in window panes were incurred. The train then braked sharply. "He is not overturned, it tends but to the side," she said.

According to the railway company, the engine derailed cars, as well as the first four cars. At the time of the accident the train was, therefore, with 270 kilometers per hour on the road. "The driver managed to pull the emergency brake in order not to endanger the passengers," said the SNCF.

The cause of the accident, the rail company said that the embankment under the railway embankment had given way. The train from Strasbourg to Paris on the way. The accident occurred near the Alsace town of Ingenheim in the North-West of Strasbourg. The operation of trains on the Fast line were diverted, there were delays. (step/sda)

Created: 05.03.2020, 09:20 PM

Updated Date: 05 March 2020, 15:02

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