BREAKING NEWS: French High-Speed Train Leaves 5 Dead After It Derails And Catches Fire Near Strasbourg

Five people have been killed as a train derailed and caught fire in Eckwersheim near Strasbourg in France. Rescue teams are working at the site.

A high-speed TGV train derailed in Eckwersheim in the Bas-Rhin department of Alsace in northeastern France mid-afternoon on Saturday

Local officials told AFP that five people died in the accident, which was apparently caused by "excessive speed.

Local media reports there are injured, but the numbers aren’t clear yet. Several people have been airlifted from the scene on a helicopter, RTL reports

There has been no official confirmation on the casualties.

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BREAKING NEWS: French High-Speed Train Leaves 5 Dead After It Derails And Catches Fire Near Strasbourg

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