France tragedy

Barely twelve hours after Paris was besieged by gun men resulting in the death of over a hundred people, another disaster has struck the French.

France tragedyFive dead and seven injured after high speed train derails off a bridge and plunges into canal in France.

The high speed test TGV train came off the tracks and plunged into a canal outside of Eckwersheim, Strasbourg

Derailed off bridge in Alsace due to ‘excessive speed’ but not known whether death toll will rise, reports claimed

It was travelling down new train line between Paris and Strasbourg, for the very first time, when crash happened

Shocking photographs show rescue workers approaching mangled wreckage on dinghies, helping the wounded.

At least five people were killed and seven injured after a high speed train came off the tracks as it crossed a bridge and plunged into a canal in France, according to local reports.

Photographs of the wreckage show its carriages half submerged in the water outside Eckwersheim, Strasbourg.

Rescue workers were seen approaching the mangled train on rubber dinghies and tending to the wounded by the side of the canal.

France Attack:

This tragedy comes at a time that Paris had been besiged by gun men resulting in the death of over a hundred people.

France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at least 128 people were killed in a night of gun and bomb attacks in Paris.

Eighty people were reported killed after gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall and took hostages before security forces stormed the hall.

People were shot dead at restaurants and bars at five other sites in Paris. At least 180 people were injured.

These are the deadliest attacks in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombings.

French President Francois Hollande, visibly shaken, called Friday night’s almost simultaneous attacks “a horror” and vowed to wage a “merciless” fight against terrorism.

Paris saw three days of attacks in early January, when Islamist gunmen murdered 18 people after attacking satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a Jewish supermarket and a policewoman on patrol.

 

The attack on the 1,500-seat Bataclan hall was by far the deadliest of Friday night’s attacks. Gunmen opened fire on concert-goers watching US rock group Eagles of Death Metal. The event had been sold out.

“At first we thought it was part of the show but we quickly understood,” Pierre Janaszak, a radio presenter, told Agence France Presse.

Source: dailymail.co.uk/bbc.com/newsghana.com.gh

 

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