Vehicle Accident – Europe – France

EDIS Number: VI-20140718-44584-FRA
Date / time: 18/07/2014 03:16:24 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Accident
Area: Europe
Country: France
State/County: Province of Aquitaine
Location: [Near to Denguin]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: 25 person(s)
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


At least 25 people were injured, four of them seriously, when a high-speed TGV train collided with a regional express train in southern France on Thursday. Among those badly injured were a baby, a 10-year-old boy, a woman and the driver of the regional express train. The high-speed train carrying 178 people collided with the regional express, which had 70 passengers, near the town of Denguin, on the line between Pau and Bayonne in the south-west of the country, local officials said. The crash happened about 17 kilometres (10 miles) from Pau. The worst casualties were in a "terrible state", a rescue worker said. Two of them were airlifted to hospital, police said.

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