Train derails in Paris suburb

A passenger train has derailed at a station in the Paris suburb of Bretigny-sur-Orge. The crash involved a rush hour inter-city train which crashed at around 5 p.m.

local time. Initial reports are showing at least eight people have died.

"Numeroase victime", in urma deraierii unui tren langa Paris. Cel putin 8 morti
"Numeroase victime", in urma deraierii unui tren langa Paris. Cel putin 8 morti
"Numeroase victime", in urma deraierii unui tren langa Paris. Cel putin 8 morti
#BREAKING PHOTO: Live scene of train derailment in #Bretigny near Paris. pic.twitter.com/e6yQzmP7JV
Paris train derailment
#BREAKING PHOTO: Live scene of train derailment in #Bretigny near Paris. pic.twitter.com/e6yQzmP7JV
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
Paris train derailment
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
Translated from French: A #train a #déraillé this afternoon at the station in Brétigny-sur-Orge. Many casualties reported.
Paris train derailment
Translated from French: A #train a #déraillé this afternoon at the station in Brétigny-sur-Orge. Many casualties reported.
350 passengers were on board a train that derailed outside Paris.
Paris train derailment
350 passengers were on board a train that derailed outside Paris.
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
Paris train derailment
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
Paris train derailment
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
350 passengers were on board a train that derailed outside Paris.
Paris train derailment
350 passengers were on board a train that derailed outside Paris.
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
Paris train derailment
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
Paris train derailment
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
350 passengers were on board a train that derailed outside Paris.
Paris train derailment
350 passengers were on board a train that derailed outside Paris.
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
Paris train derailment
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
Paris train derailment
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
Paris train derailment
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
Paris train derailment
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
Paris train derailment
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
Paris train derailment
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
Paris train derailment
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
Paris train derailment
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
Paris train derailment
An intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris July 12, 2013. (photo by Thierry Gorguet)
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.
Paris train derailment
An intercity train headed for the central French city of Limoges derailed south of Paris on Friday, the national rail company SNCF said.

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