Seven injured as train overturns
Written by freshfm on June 12, 2018
A landslip caused by heavy rains Tuesday caused three carriages of a Paris suburban RER train to overturn, slightly injuring seven people, France’s transport minister said.
“There has been… a landslip on the RER B” between the southwestern suburbs of St-Remy-les-Chevreuse and Orsay, the minister, Elisabeth Borne, told Franceinfo radio. It caused “three carriages to overturn. Fortunately, there are only seven slightly injured, who are being treated.”
A spokesman for Paris transport operator RATP said the heavy rains caused the collapse of an embankment just before 5:00 am (0300 GMT), which led the carriages to derail and tip over.
Authorities in the Essonne department where the accident took place confirmed seven people had been slightly injured.
Several departments in the Paris region have been placed on an orange alert for heavy rains and flooding, as storms battered much of France over the past days.