It is reported at least ten people have died after a TGV derailed in north-eastern France.
The high-speed train was carrying out tests at Eckwersheim (Bas-Rhin) near Strasbourg.
A TGV train trialling a new high-speed line from Paris to Strasbourg has derailed into a canal, say French police. pic.twitter.com/hrVJpa3oD9— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 14, 2015
The train plunged into a nearby canal, broke up and caught fire. 49 people have been injured.
BREAKING NEWS: French TGV Train Derails Near Strasbourg, Unclear If Terror Related (
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Early indications suggest the engine came off the rails and hit a bridge before catching fire. It was carrying technical staff who were doing tests.
Experts say there is no suggestion of a link with the ongoing events in Paris.