Violent storm in the region uprooted the tree, which caused the accident, according to the state-run railway company.

The train, carrying about 200 passengers, ran at a speed of 140 km per hour when the accident happened in Saint-Aunes, east of Montepelier, BFMTV news channel reported.

According to preliminary reports, the train’s engine, bumper and windshield were damaged.

Emergency services including ambulances, helicopters were immediately dispatched to the accident scene, according to the report.

The rail traffic is completely interrupted between Montpellier and Nimes, according to regional authorities.

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana


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