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Two killed, nine hurt as train derails in French Alps

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The train was travelling from the coastal city of Nice to supra shoes the town of Digne-les-Bains and came off the tracks after hitting a rock on the rails, firefighters said. The 34 people on board at the time have been evacuated, local prosecutor Stephane Kellenberger said, confirming the death of the Russian citizen. The other victim came from the Alps region, Kellenberger said. One of the injured is in critical condition and eight others, including the driver, sustained lighter injuries, the fire service said earlier on Saturday. Emergency services rushed to the scene and supra skytop a red alert, meaning “several victims”, was issued. Firefighters from around the region were drafted in to help. A total of 110 firefighters and 32 vehicles were deployed, as well as two helicopters. Authorities encountered difficulties in reaching the accident scene due to heavy snow and an isolated location. In July, seven people were killed when a Supra kids Shoes commuter train derailed near Paris.





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