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Paris Train Derailment Kills 7, Several Others Injured; Toll Could Rise

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Friday, 12 Jul 2013 01:09 PM

By Newsmax Wires

After a passenger train derailment outside Paris on Friday, seven people are believed dead and many others are injured, The Associated Press reports.

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Interior Minister Manuel Valls told reporters that the casualty toll is "in constant evolution," suggesting it could rise.

The SNCF national rail authority says the train was carrying some 385 passengers when it derailed Friday evening at 5:15 p.m. (1515 GMT) and crashed into the station at Bretigny-sur-Orge, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Paris.

The train was headed to Limoges.

SNCF official Jean-Paul Boulet says four carriages piled up after the train derailed. He could not confirm reports that passengers were still trapped inside.

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