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Train derailment in France leaves six dead

An intercity train carrying 385 passengers from Paris to Limoges derailed at Bretigny-sur-Orge, killing at least six people and injuring another 30. French investigators for SNCF have stated that the cause by a fault in the tracks.

Train derailment in France leaves six dead
Rescue workers work alongside a derailed carriage after a train accident on July 12, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. An intercity train carrying 385 passengers, traveling from Paris towards Limoges, derailed crashing into a station platform leaving six people dead and a further 26 injured. on July 12, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. (Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
Train carriages derailed in an accident lie within Bretigny-sur-Orge railway station on July 13, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. An intercity train carrying 385 passengers, travelling from Paris towards Limoges, derailed crashing into a station platform leaving six people dead and a further 30 injured on July 12, 2013. French investigators for SNCF have stated that the cause by a fault in the tracks. (Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
Helicopters stand ready to evacuate injured passengers outside the railway station after a train accident on July 12, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. An intercity train carring 385 passengers, travelling from Paris towards Limoges, derailed crashing into a station platform leaving six people dead and a further 26 injured. (Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
Train carriages derailed in an accident lie within Bretigny-sur-Orge railway station on July 13, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. An intercity train carrying 385 passengers, travelling from Paris towards Limoges, derailed crashing into a station platform leaving six people dead and a further 30 injured on July 12, 2013. French investigators for SNCF have stated that the cause by a fault in the tracks. (Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
Train carriages derailed in an accident lie within Bretigny-sur-Orge railway station on July 13, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. An intercity train carrying 385 passengers, travelling from Paris towards Limoges, derailed crashing into a station platform leaving six people dead and a further 30 injured on July 12, 2013. French investigators for SNCF have stated that the cause by a fault in the tracks. (Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
Carriages derailed in an accident lie within Bretigny-sur-Orge railway station on July 13, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. An intercity train carrying 385 passengers, travelling from Paris towards Limoges, derailed crashing into a station platform leaving six people dead and a further 30 injured on July 12, 2013. French investigators for SNCF have stated that the cause by a fault in the tracks. (Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
Rescue workers attend the scene alongside derailed carriages after a train accident on July 12, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. An intercity train carrying 385 passengers, traveling from Paris towards Limoges, derailed crashing into a station platform leaving six people dead and a further 26 injured. on July 12, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. (Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
An injured passenger is evacuated outside the railway station after a train accident on July 12, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. An intercity train carring 385 passengers, travelling from Paris towards Limoges, derailed crashing into a station platform leaving six people dead and a further 26 injured. (Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
Injured passengers are evacuated outside Bretigny-sur-Orge railway station after a train accident on July 12, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. An intercity train carring 385 passengers, travelling from Paris towards Limoges, derailed crashing into a station platform leaving six people dead and a further 26 injured. (Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
The site of a train accident is seen on July 13, 2013 at the railway station of Bretigny-sur-Orge, near Paris. At least six people were killed and dozens injured on July 12, 2013 after a speeding train split in two and derailed at a station in the southern suburbs of Paris, officials said. This latest accident is the worst train catastrophe since June 2, 2008 when a passenger train linking Evian-les-Bains and Geneva hit a school bus at a level crossing near the town of Allinges, in the French Alps. (AFP/Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
A picture shows destroyed wagons on the site of a train accident on July 13, 2013 at the railway station of Bretigny-sur-Orge, near Paris. At least six people were killed and dozens injured yesterday after a speeding train derailed at a station in the southern suburbs of Paris, officials said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
Carriages derailed in an accident lie within Bretigny-sur-Orge railway station on July 13, 2013 in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France. An intercity train carrying 385 passengers, travelling from Paris towards Limoges, derailed crashing into a station platform leaving six people dead and a further 30 injured on July 12, 2013. French investigators for SNCF have stated that the cause by a fault in the tracks. (Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
A investigator inspects derailed cars on the site of a train accident in the railway station of Bretigny-sur-Orge on July 13, 2013 near Paris. Rescue workers searched for survivors early Saturday, hours after a high-speed train derailed just south of Paris, killing at least six people and injuring 30 more. (AFP/Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
The mangled platform roof and derailed train cars are pictured at the site of a train accident on the evening of July 12, 2013 at the railway station of Bretigny-sur-Orge, near Paris. At least six people were killed and dozens injured on Friday after a speeding train derailed at a station in the southern suburbs of Paris, officials said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Train derailment in France leaves six dead
Rescuers work at night on the site of a train accident on July 12, 2013 at the railway station of Bretigny-sur-Orge, near Paris. At least six people were killed and dozens injured on Friday after a speeding train derailed at a station in the southern suburbs of Paris, officials said. (AFP/Getty Images)