10 killed after French high-speed train derails and crashes into canal

Rescuers arrive at the scene where a high-speed train derailed and crashed into a canal in eastern France on Saturday.

(CNN) – At least 10 people were killed in eastern France on Saturday after a high-speed train came off the tracks and plunged into a canal during a test run, authorities said.

Around 50 people — mostly engineers and other railway staff — were aboard the TGV when it derailed outside the city of Strasbourg, according to the French railway operator SNCF.

Images from the scene showed sections of the train partially submerged in the canal, near a bridge.

 

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