10 dead after high-speed train derails in France

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7 Dead After Train Derails in France


Ten people are dead and 32 are injured after a train derailed in France. The train ended up catching fire and becoming partially submerged in a canal. A reporter with French newspaper Dernieres Nouvelles d'Alsace saw injured people taken away by helicopter.

The crash happened during a test run of the Paris-Strasbourg high-speed line near the German border. Officials say it was caused by "excessive speed."

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The train was running a test along the new Paris-Strasbourg line, which is scheduled to open next year. There were 49 people on board.

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10 dead after high-speed train derails in France
Rescuers work at the scene where a high-speed TGV train coach and engine carriage lie in a canal in Eckwersheim near Strasbourg, northeastern France, after derailing on November 14, 2015 during tests conducted by technicians, Frenh railway operator SNCF said. At least five were killed in French high-speed train test on November 14, due to excessive speed, sources said. AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers work at the scene where a high-speed TGV train coach and engine carriage lie in a canal in Eckwersheim near Strasbourg, northeastern France, after derailing on November 14, 2015 during tests conducted by technicians, Frenh railway operator SNCF said. At least five were killed in French high-speed train test on November 14, due to excessive speed, sources said. AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A helicopter of the French Gendarmerie stands by at the scene where a high-speed TGV train coach and engine carriage derailed into a canal in Eckwersheim near Strasbourg, northeastern France, on November 14, 2015 during tests conducted by technicians, Frenh railway operator SNCF said. At least five were killed in French high-speed train test on November 14, due to excessive speed, sources said. AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A high-speed TGV train coach and engine carriage lie in a canal in Eckwersheim near Strasbourg, northeastern France, after derailing on November 14, 2015 during tests conducted by technicians, Frenh railway operator SNCF said. At least five were killed in French high-speed train test on November 14, due to excessive speed, sources said. AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A Samu rescue helicopter and ambulances stands by at the scene where a high-speed TGV train coach and engine carriage derailed into a canal in Eckwersheim near Strasbourg, northeastern France, on November 14, 2015 during tests conducted by technicians, Frenh railway operator SNCF said. At least five were killed in French high-speed train test on November 14, due to excessive speed, sources said. AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Officials say this is not connected to the deadly attacks in Paris Friday night that left at least 129 people dead.

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