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Photos Emerge of Train Derailment in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France

July 12, 2013

Bretigny-sur-Orge train derailment

By Cristian Onvio :: 1:18 PM

Photos and first hand accounts from victims and bystanders are slowly emerging from the train derailment in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France.

The picture, above, was posted to Twitter with the description, “the rear car is lying on the rail,” and shows passengers exiting the wrecked train.

At least eight people have died in the crash, although officials are still working on the scene, and that number is subject to change at any time.

The train was headed from Paris to Limoges when it jumped the tracks and collided with a station platform this afternoon. Some passengers are still trapped in the derailed cars. The locomotive was operating at full speed at the time of the crash.

Jean-Paul Boulet, spokesperson for SNCF, the French national rail agency, said the train was carrying about 350 passengers when it derailed.

More photos below.

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