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Minute of silence for French train crash

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 - 00:46

July 13 - A minute of silence is observed at train stations across France in honour of the victims of a fatal train accident at Bretigny-Sur-Orge. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Railway employees across France observed a minute of silence at midday local time (1000GMT) on Saturday to pay homage to the victims of a fatal train crash at Bretigny-Sur-Orge.. At least six people died and 22 were seriously injured when a train derailed and hit the platform at a station in central France on Friday, leaving several carriages torn open and one lying on its side. The train - a regional service that travels more slowly than France's TGV express trains - veered off the track en route from Paris to the city of Limoges at the station of Bretigny-sur-Orge, 26 km (16 miles) south of Paris. Transport minister Frederic Cuvillier and President of the SNCF train operator Guillaume Pepypaid their respects at the Gare de Lyon in Paris. Meanwhile in Bretigny-Sur-Orge operations were underway to lift the collapsed train carriage off the tracks to check for bodies possibly trapped underneath.

Minute of silence for French train crash

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 - 00:46

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